By Gerhard Kümmel, Giuseppe Caforio, Christopher Dandeker
The contributions to this anthology in honor of the past due army sociologist Jürgen Kuhlmann specialise in the soldier and his family in the direction of the militia and in the direction of society. This person - association and person - society nexus is explored from various angles by means of taking a look at various nationwide and foreign contexts. The chapters to this quantity therefore support the educational in addition to the practitioner and the reader to higher comprehend the dynamics and the serious matters during this soldier - army - society triangle.
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And indeed, just as during my preceding ethnological field research among ethnic mountain groups in Northern Thailand, I spent my first months in the Bundeswehr projecting myself into a new culture – as an introduction into my later research work on missions abroad: I was confronted with behavioral patterns and norms (still) unknown to me and had to learn during a four-week military training course for civilian personnel to ‘go differently, to stand differently, to talk differently’ 1 – not to mention of military skills.
Second, the model 33 shows promise as a tool to be used across military institutions as a common framework for cross-cultural comparison. Initial, unpublished, research with a USAF squadron provides encouragement in this respect. Thirdly, if used consistently, it offers the opportunity for different researchers to produce broadly comparable research. And finally, because the model is clear, simple to understand, and allows for subtleties of British Army life to be described and analyzed, it can, it is hoped, be a vehicle by which the Army can be better understood.
Many of these were deployed in Bosnia and Herzegovina within the framework of SFOR (Stabilization Force), later renamed EUFOR (EU Force), in Kosovo within the framework of KFOR (Kosovo Force) and in Afghanistan within the framework of ISAF (International Security Assistance Force). In 2006 a contingent was deployed in Congo (EUFOR RD CONGO) and in the coastal waters of Lebanon (UNIFIL). These two latter missions are not included in the reflections of this paper as final research results on these missions are not (yet) available.
Armed Forces, Soldiers and Civil-Military Relations: Essays in Honor of Jürgen Kuhlmann by Gerhard Kümmel, Giuseppe Caforio, Christopher Dandeker