A Different Kind of War Story

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Oct 14, 1997 - History - 254 pages
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A Different Kind of War Story takes us to the frontlines of one of the most brutal wars in recent history. The setting is Mozambique during the fifteen-year war of terror that took a million lives—mostly civilian—and completely destroyed homes, crops, hospitals, schools, and even access to water. The characters are the soldiers who fought it, the thieves and opportunists who profited from it, and the ordinary people whose lives were shattered by it and from whose ranks emerged the heroes and healers who created peace.

Combining contemporary theory and innovative methodology, Nordstrom explores the nature and culture of terror warfare and raises thought-provoking questions about state power, civilian resistance, and the politics of identity. She compares the conflict in Mozambique with similar conflicts and offers a new way of looking at political violence, showing that just as violence is learned, it can be unlearned.

  

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An anthropological study done of the front lines of a war torn country. Read full review

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A well-written personal anthropological look into Mozambique's little known and often overlooked war ravaged past. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame and author of GLOBAL OUTLAWS, SHADOWS OF WAR, and A DIFFERENT KIND OF WAR STORY.

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