Military Sociology, Abstracts, Bibliography, Syllabus, Journals
Military Sociology - the impact of the military on society and the
impact of society on the military:
Sociological concepts, principles, and theories used in the study
of the military;
The scientific method to the study of the military from a
The military as a social institution;
Contemporary military issues, situations, and problems using a
Sociological research related to concepts used in Military
"The reason for trans-/interdisciplinarity lies in the simple
truth that the military is a highly complex social phenomenon . . . that cuts through
various levels, touches several different contexts, and is thus subject to multiple
processes of interpretation." - Kummel
Using sociological concepts, theories, and methods, we can analyze
both the internal organization and practices of the armed forces and the relationships
between the military and social institutions. To understand the military and its place in
society, it is necessary to consider the historical forces that have shaped the present.
Examine past events and policies as well as current ones.
Experts in military sociology and military history disagree on many
important points. They disagree because the world of war is open to interpretation.
Sometimes different interpretations result from the weight of evidence favoring one view
or the other. Which counts more, for example, organization or technology? Who wins, those
with the greater numbers, or those who strike first?
Sometimes, different views result from incomplete descriptions.
Descriptions of one and the same battle frequently include some details and exclude
others, according to which writer you read.
Books On Military Sociology
Blue & Gold And Black: Racial Integration of the U.S.
Naval Academy (Texas a&M University Military History Series) by Robert J., Jr.
The Warrior Ethos: Military Culture and the War on Terror by
Following the Flag: Marriage and the Modern Military by Betty
of the Sociology of the Military
Sociology of the Military
Adaptive Military: Armed Forces in a Turbulent World
All-American, Hanoi Jane, and the High-and-Tight : Gender, Folklore, and Changing Military
Civil War and the Changing American Landscape
British Army in the West Indies: Society and the Military in the Revolutionary Age
Discipline & the Law of War
Tainted War : Culture and Identity in Vietnam War Narratives
Militarization of Prusso-German Society
Military and Militarism in Israeli Society
Military and Conflict Between Cultures
Ranks: Social Change in Military Communities
and Society in Europe 1870-1970 A
Question of Loyalty: Military Manpower Policy in Multiethnic States
Industry and Labour in Germany, 1914-1918
and Society in 20th Century France
Martial Metropolis : U.S. Cities in War and Peace
of Hope, Army of Alienation: Culture and Contradiction in the American Army Communities of
Cold War Germany
Directions In Military Sociology