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By Gerhard Kümmel

The contributions to this anthology in honor of the overdue army sociologist J??rgen Kuhlmann concentrate on the soldier and his relatives in the direction of the militia and in the direction of society. This person - association and person - society nexus is explored from diversified angles through taking a look at varied nationwide and overseas contexts. The chapters to this quantity therefore aid the tutorial in addition to the practitioner and the reader to raised comprehend the dynamics and the serious concerns during this soldier - army - society triangle.

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Moreover, individuals can manage stress and strain by humorous behavior and by laughing off burdens, both in physical and psychological terms. For soldiers on deployment, anecdotes and teasing on other people’s expenses belong to the ‘social free zone’ in the broadest sense in 52 which they can exchange views about delicate topics and jokes far away from any hierarchy and their superiors. Their excuse of ‘we were only joking’ provides them with a ‘safe’ area in which they can criticize superiors and test the limits.

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