Summer Session II: June 29 – August 4, 2023
HEALTH & SOCIETIES (HSOC)
HSOC 1120 920
Monday 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Friday 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
SCHIRVAR, SAMUEL W
LPS Undergraduate & Post-Baccalaureate
In this survey we explore the relationships between technical knowledge and warin the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We attend particularly to the centrality of bodily injury in the history of war. Topics include changing interpretations of the machine gun as inhumane or acceptable; the cult of the battleship; banned weaponry; submarines and masculinity; industrialized war and total war; trench warfare and mental breakdown; the atomic bomb and Cold War; chemical warfare in Viet Nam; and "television war" in the 1990s.