Fields of Research of Military Anthropology

  • Maria Vivod CNRS UMR 7367 ‘Dynamics of Europe’, Strasbourg, France / Novi Sad, Serbia


The aim of the paper is to suggest moving away from the dichotomy of ‘Anthropology of’ and ‘Anthropology for’ the military. In order to preserve the scientific character and the original anthropological perspective, the paper analyzes the theoretical impasse in which this sub discipline of Anthropology is pushed in the past decades due to the moralizing stance of research attitudes. In purely a theoretical manner, the paper dissects the main currents of research and ponders how the discipline boiled down on a scholarly debate which turns around ‘for’ v.s ‘of’ while being blissfully unware of illogical trapes it succumbs.


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