Rs 550 Hb 2012
One day on a beach Kathleen Barry witnessed an accidental death.
The people on the beach — strangers until that moment —
were drawn together by the event through empathy. Out of
that experience came questions for the author: what
is the value of human lives? How do we make interconnections
through relationship and shared consciousness? In Unmaking War,
Remaking Men, Kathleen Barry examines the experiences of soldiers
in training and combat as well as their victims, through a
politics of empathy. By revealing how men's lives are made
expendable for combat, she shows how military training drives them
into blinding macho states in war, to kill without thinking,
only to suffer both trauma and loss of their own souls.
Professor Emerita of Penn State University, is a feminist
activist and sociologist. She is the author of five books.
Her first book, Female Sexual Slavery,
launched an international
movement against traffic in human beings.