THE MILITARY, WAR AND SOCIETY: THE NEED FOR CRITICAL SOCIOLOGICAL ENGAGEMENT

@article{Heinecken2015THEMW,
  title={THE MILITARY, WAR AND SOCIETY: THE NEED FOR CRITICAL SOCIOLOGICAL ENGAGEMENT},
  author={Lindy Heinecken},
  journal={Scientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={43},
  pages={1-16}
}
  • L. Heinecken
  • Published 20 May 2015
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Scientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies
Sociology offers a distinctive way of seeing and explaining the social world within which we live, as well as the events and institutions that shape it. Given this, it is surprising that the study of war by sociologists has been largely at the margins of the discipline. This has not always been the case, if one reflects on the work of the founding fathers of sociology – Marx, Weber and Durkheim. While the ‘sociology of war’ still does not feature strongly within the discipline, this article… 
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