Enduring Military Boredom: From 1750 to the Present

Hardcover | September 15, 2009

byBård Maeland, Paul Otto Brunstad

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It is often said that war is 5% horror and 95% boredom. In this sense, military boredom is historically enduring as well as personally enduring for the soldiers who have to endure it. This book contributes to a deeper understanding historically, empirically and theoretically of the complex phenomenon of boredom in a military context.

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It is often said that war is 5% horror and 95% boredom. In this sense, military boredom is historically enduring as well as personally enduring for the soldiers who have to endure it. This book contributes to a deeper understanding historically, empirically and theoretically of the complex phenomenon of boredom in a military context.

BRD MLAND is Professor of Systematic Theology at the School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger, Norway, and is founding editor of the Journal of Military Ethics. He worked for many years as a chaplain and researcher at the Norwegian Military Academy, and also served with the Norwegian UN battalion in South Lebanon. In 2004 he publishe...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.62 × 5.71 × 0.73 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230577830

ISBN - 13:9780230577831

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Boredom in Military History
Navigating Against the Wind of Entropy
Bored in Afghanistan?
Voyage Boredom
Submarine Boredom
Enduring Boredom but How?
Notes
Bibliography
Index