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Contemporary militarism in everyday life and popular culture

Title of Project

Contemporary militarism in everyday life and popular culture

Name of Advisor/s

Robin Rodd

College

College of Arts, Society & Education

Summary of Project

Increased surveillance, generalised fear in the context of ongoing war, the collapse of bounds between private security and the military, and fusion of military planning strategies in urban design, event management, entertainment and other fields of contemporary life mark an increasingly militarised existence. However, while several ethnographies of militarism have been conducted in the United States, Africa and Latin America, far less ethnographic attention has been paid to the way that the normalisation of war shapes everyday life in Australia. The aim of this project is to combine critical literature review of militarism and culture with ethnographic study in Townsville, a garrison city.

Key Words

militarism, Australia, ethnography, popular culture

Would suit an applicant who

A student with a broad background in history, anthropology and/or politics.