Sökning: "US Army"

Hittade 2 avhandlingar innehållade orden US Army.

  1. 1. Knowing and Seeing the Combatant. War, Counterinsurgency and Targeting in International Law

    Författare :Amin Parsa; Juridiska institutionen; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; public international law; the principle of distinction; targeting; the international law of targeting; counterinsurgency; US Army; technologies of visualisation; knowledge-vision; military uniform; disposition matrix; war; folkrätt; riktat dödande; krigets lagar; distinktionsprincipen; militär uniform; gerillabekämpning;

    Sammanfattning : Knowing and Seeing the Combatant investigates how does the US counterinsurgent forces make distinction between civilians and combatants during targeting practices? This dissertation is specifically focused on the visual dynamics of the contemporary targeting and as such argues that the insurgent's withdrawal from the obligation of visual self-identification as targets by not wearing military uniform reveals a complicated logic of target-ability in the laws of armed conflict (LOAC).Focusing on the legal, political and visual functions of the military uniform, this dissertation argues that LOAC legitimises lethal violence by reliance on a particular conception of human target that can be summarised as a nexus of ‘knowledge – contribution to adversarial militarised willpower – and Vision – material modes of visibility and invisibility’. LÄS MER

  2. 2. An Unpredictable Past : Guerrillas, Mayas, and the Location of Oblivion in War-Torn Guatemala

    Författare :Staffan Löfving; Kay B. Warren; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Ethnology; cosmology; Guatemala; guerrilla warfare and indigeneity; historicity; Maya resurgence; neutrality; politicization of memory; the anthropology of war; theories of social and political violence; Etnologi; Ethnology; Etnologi; kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Sammanfattning : The concept of resistance is analytically outdated. In an emergent anthropology of contemporary warfare and the experience of political violence, concepts like coping and negotiation are adopted to encompass the pragmatics of human agency in times of social unrest, flight, and militarily monitored mass destruction. LÄS MER