Accession Number : ADA298509

Title :   Conflict in the Military World-View: An Ethnography of an Israeli Infantry Battalion.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 91-Nov 92,

Corporate Author : HEBREW UNIV JERUSALEM (ISRAEL)

Personal Author(s) : Ben-Ari, Eyal

PDF Url : ADA298509

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : This report analyzed the organization of everyday military knowledge through a focus on the folk models that members of the armed forces have of 'soldiering' and 'commanding.' These models are of great importance because they are basic points of reference for 'what we are' and 'what we are trying to do' through which military reality is constructed. Specifically, this report represents an attempt to explore the main assumptions about, and images of, 'conflict,' the 'use of military force,'or the "enemy" that are held by soldiers and officers. This essay tackles this set of themes by examining a case study; a battalion of elite infantry reserves of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Based on a number of years of participant-observation, the analysis is basically ethnographic in its approach. (AN)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *INFANTRY, ISRAEL, MILITARY RESERVES, CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), MILITARY DOCTRINE, COMBAT READINESS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), CASE STUDIES, CONFLICT, ENEMY, MOTIVATION, ARMY OPERATIONS, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, ETHNOGRAPHY, EMOTIONS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE