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The New Australian Military Sociology: Antipodean perspectives

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The New Australian Military Sociology

Antipodean perspectives

Edited by Brad West and Cate Carter

206 pages, 6 ills., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-629-1 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (August 2024)

eISBN 978-1-80539-630-7 eBook Not Yet Published

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“This comprehensive and wide-ranging study offers an in-depth analysis of Australian civil-military relations. This insightful book also demonstrates how the tools of sociology can be effectively applied to better understand the social dynamics of military life in the contemporary world.” • Siniša Malešević, Professor of Sociology, University College, Dublin and CNAM Paris

“This book points to a critical gap in the discipline of military sociology … the authors have done a timely job in presenting a picture of the Australian military and civil-military relations”. • Barış Ateş, Turkish National Defence University

“This is a well-organized volume with a coherent structure, cogent arguments in each chapter and clarity in writing. It provides valuable insights and new perspectives which advance the field and inform current scholarly and professional thinking. It has relevance for both academic theory building and practitioner applications.” • Alan Okros, Canadian Forces College


Civil-military relations have changed over time with respect to changing demographics, new domestic and international responsibilities, Industry-Defence cooperation, women in the armed forces and contemporary veteran wellbeing.The New Australian Military Sociology aims to provide an antipodean view to theorising civil-military entanglements and uses Australia’s unique geographic, political and cultural context to serve as a case study for other countries.

Brad West is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of South Australia. His recent publications include Finding Gallipoli: Battlefield Remembrance and the Movement of Australian and Turkish History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022). He is co-founder of the Military Organisation and Culture Studies Group with Cate Carter and is currently leading a large project on social influence and grey zone warfare for the Australian Department of Defence.

Cate Carter is an Officer in the Australian Army and Coordinator of the Defence Research Student Community and is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of South Australia. She is a co-founder of the Military Organisation and Culture Studies Group with Brad West and is a member of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society. Cate was the Managing Editor of the Australian Army Journal and has recently co-founded the ADF Creative Arts Association.

Subject: SociologyPeace and Conflict StudiesPolitical and Economic Anthropology
Area: Asia-Pacific


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