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Military Violence in Its Own Right

The Microsocial Foundations of Physical Military Violence in Noncombat Situations

Nir Gazit and Eyal Ben-Ari

also tediousness/pleasure and boredom/enjoyment. Finally, our analysis goes beyond the microsociological level to complement Collins’s model by showing the trans-situational implications of our analysis. We do so by focusing on the emergence of violence

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Sam Jackson, Áron Bakos, Birgitte Refslund Sørensen and Matti Weisdorf

navigate a physical and discursive terrain that is marked by the extraordinariness that one intuitively associates with matters of life and death and a slow process of rehabilitation mired in excruciating boredom. The story told is one of nonclosure, of

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Shadow Soldiering

Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in “Private” Security Contracting

Maya Mynster Christensen

community” who could potentially help them to make a living, or act as an observer in case they were rearrested, and second because I was present at a particular moment—of uncertainty, of boredom, of desperation—in their lives. While my key interlocutors