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    The ‘White Death’: thirst and water in the Chaco War

    Breithoff, Esther (2017) The ‘White Death’: thirst and water in the Chaco War. In: Saunders, N.J. and Cornish, P. (eds.) Modern Conflict and the Senses. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 213-228. ISBN 9780367873233.

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    Book synopsis: Modern Conflict and the Senses investigates the sensual worlds created by modern war, focusing on the sensorial responses embodied in and provoked by the materiality of conflict and its aftermath. The volume positions the industrialized nature of twentieth-century war as a unique cultural phenomenon, in possession of a material and psychological intensity that embodies the extremes of human behaviour, from total economic mobilization to the unbearable sadness of individual loss. Adopting a coherent and integrated hybrid approach to the complexities of modern conflict, the book considers issues of memory, identity, and emotion through wartime experiences of tangible sensations and bodily requirements. This comprehensive and interdisciplinary collection draws upon archaeology, anthropology, military and cultural history, art history, cultural geography, and museum and heritage studies in order to revitalize our understandings of the role of the senses in conflict.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Esther Breithoff
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2021 11:37
    Last Modified: 25 Jan 2021 11:37


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