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Kandahar

Mark de Rond

in Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The author talks about the day he was invited to join one of the doctors on a flight to Kandahar to witness the handover of three Afghan casualties to the local health care system. He first discusses ... More


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Mark de Rond

in Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The author reflects on war's ugly reality as he headed back home from Camp Bastion. When packing for his return journey, the author says he left behind almost all his clothes—they felt dirty, ... More


History with Biography

Evgeny Dobrenko

in Stalinist Cinema and the Production of History: Museum of the Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634453
eISBN:
9780748653607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634453.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights the central role of biographical films in Stalinist cinema. It investigates why Soviet historical films invariably turned into biography, and how they came to occupy the ... More


Hawkeye

Mark de Rond

in Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In this chapter, the author talks about a general surgeon he calls Hawkeye, whom he met during a weeklong surgical training course at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. Pre-deployment training ... More


Reporting for Duty

Mark de Rond

in Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The author recounts the day he reported for duty in the field hospital. Upon his arrival at Camp Bastion, the largest British overseas base since World War II, the author saw a wounded Gurkha being ... More


Camp Bastion

Mark de Rond

in Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The author describes Camp Bastion and its fifty-bed field hospital. Prior to its handover in late 2014, Camp Bastion covered eight square miles of desert in southwestern Afghanistan and served as the ... More


A Reason to Live

Mark de Rond

in Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The author, having been in Camp Bastion for more than a week, talks about the casualties of war that doctors and nurses at the field hospital had to attend to on a daily basis. Two of the casualties ... More


Legs

Mark de Rond

in Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The author comments about casualties with leg injuries who were brought to the field hospital each day. He first talks about his roommate named Brook, who was very critical of the efforts expended in ... More


Boredom

Mark de Rond

in Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The author reflects on the boredom that strikes doctors and surgical staff stationed at the field hospital. In principle, boredom should have been good news—after all, no one was getting hurt—except ... More


War Is Nasty

Mark de Rond

in Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The author denounces the war because of the ugly psychological effects of war. He first describes some of the day's casualties in Camp Bastion, including a seven-year-old bilateral amputee, a ... More


Way to Start Your Day

Mark de Rond

in Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The author talks about the day's first casualties to arrive: three children and an adult. The children, who had stumbled on an explosive while playing outside, did not make it to the operating room ... More


Improving Cyber Security

Ruby B. Lee

in Advances in Cyber Security: Technology, Operations, and Experiences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823244560
eISBN:
9780823268948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244560.003.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter discusses some promising game-changing strategies for improving cyber security: enabling tailored trustworthy spaces, thwarting attackers with proactive moving target strategies, and ... More


The Idea Will Become Familiar Disunion in the Era of Mass Party Politics

Elizabeth R. Varon

in Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832325
eISBN:
9781469606200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887189_varon.9
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes how the issue of Texas annexation became a centerpiece of the antislavery petition campaign. The Republic of Texas had declared independence from Mexico in 1836; Texans ... More


The Archaeology of City Walls

Rune Frederiksen

in Greek City Walls of the Archaic Period, 900–480 BC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578122
eISBN:
9780191808289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578122.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with the issue of identifying the nature of city walls, particularly the difficulties in classifying those that are poorly preserved. Ancient Greek cities normally establish ... More


Function 1: Defence

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.00011
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

For much of the past two hundred years, a basic assumption has been that hillforts had a primarily defensive function. That they served also as settlements or for community gatherings, perhaps even ... More


Function 2: Social, Economic, Ritual

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.00012
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

In southern England, in terms of prevailing environmental conditions most hillforts could have been occupied or used on a permanent rather than seasonal basis. With the exception of Exmoor and ... More


Defining Issues

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

‘Hillfort’ is a term of convenience. It is widely recognized that the monuments in question are not restricted topographically to hills, and that their role may not have been primarily, and ... More


Anatomy of Hillfort Enclosure

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The most conspicuous element of a hillfort is generally its perimeter works, whether rubble wall or degraded bank and ditch. Their excavation in cross-section is a means of disclosing the ... More


Inside and Outside of Hillforts

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

By the 1960s, a greater interest in the social and economic role of hillforts demanded more extensive excavation of their interiors. Whilst fieldwork was still dependent on volunteer labour and ... More


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