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.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
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