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War and Fun: Reconceptualizing Warfare and Its Experience

Project description

Fun as a key component of war

By studying the role and implications of fun for soldiers and veterans, the EU-funded WARFUN project aims to reframe the way we understand how war unfolds, what it means to be at war, and what the long-term effects of war are on soldiers and veterans. War produces enormous suffering. By pointing to the nexus of war and fun, the project will unveil the plurality of experiences and affective grammars that are neglected by normative approaches. Research objectives include moving forward debates about the construction of the enemy, producing new knowledge on the normalisation of war, interconnecting notions of agency, complicity, and participation in the context of war, and contributing to debates about sexual harassment and violence in the military.

Host institution

CHR MICHELSENS INSTITUTT FOR VIDENSKAP OG ANDSFRIHET STIFTELSE
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 340,00
Address
Jekteviksbakken 31
5006 Bergen
Norway

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

CHR MICHELSENS INSTITUTT FOR VIDENSKAP OG ANDSFRIHET STIFTELSE
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 340,00
Address
Jekteviksbakken 31
5006 Bergen

See on map

Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00