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Author Kilshaw, Susie.

Title Impotent warriors : Gulf War syndrome, vulnerability and masculinity / Susie Kilshaw.

Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2009.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 266 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-252) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Title page-Impotent warriors; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I-GWS Explanatory Models; CH 1-'Desert rats, not lab rats'; CH 2-Chains of causation, chains of knowledge; Part II-Bodies and Boundaries; CH 3-Leaky bodies; CH 4-'We are the enemy'; Part III-Gulf War Syndrome as Unique Illness; CH 5-Veteran's associations; CH 6-The disappearing man: narratives of lost masculinity; CH 7-Impotent warriors: the context of narratives of lost masculinity; CH 8-GWS and World Trade Centre syndrome; Appendix I; Appendix II; Appendix III; Bibliography; Index.
Summary "From September 1990 to June 1991, the UK deployed 53,462 military personnel in the Gulf War. After the end of the conflict anecdotal reports of various disorders affecting troops who fought in the Gulf began to surface. This mysterious illness was given the name "Gulf War Syndrome" (GWS). This book is an investigation into this recently emergent illness, particularly relevant given ongoing UK deployments to Iraq, describing how the illness became a potent symbol for a plethora of issues, anxieties, and concerns. At present, the debate about GWS is polarized along two lines: there are those who think it is a unique, organic condition caused by Gulf War toxins and those who argue that it is probably a psychological condition that can be seen as part of a larger group of illnesses. Using the methods and perspective of anthropology, with its focus on nuances and subtleties, the author provides a new approach to understanding GWS, one that makes sense of the cultural circumstances, specific and general, which gave rise to the illness."--Publisher information.
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Language English.
Subject Persian Gulf War (1991) (OCoLC)fst01058380
Persian Gulf syndrome -- Great Britain.
Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Veterans -- Diseases -- Great Britain.
Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Health aspects -- Great Britain.
Veterans -- Diseases -- Great Britain.
Veterans -- Health and hygiene -- Great Britain.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Contagious.
MEDICAL -- Infectious Diseases.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
Medical anthropology.
Persian Gulf syndrome. (OCoLC)fst01058453
Veterans -- Diseases. (OCoLC)fst01165718
Veterans -- Health and hygiene. (OCoLC)fst01165740
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Golfoorlog (1991)
Posttraumatische stressstoornis.
Chronological Term 1991
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kilshaw, Susie. Impotent warriors. New York : Berghahn Books, 2009 (DLC) 2008046657
ISBN 9781845458799 (electronic bk.)
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Standard No. AU@ 000048808381
CDX 13831890
GBVCP 896611108
NLGGC 371233747
NZ1 13519587
UKMGB 018404040
CHVBK 556236785
CHNEW 001035217

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