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The Resource The casualty gap : the causes and consequences of American wartime inequalities, Douglas L. Kriner, Francis X. Shen

The casualty gap : the causes and consequences of American wartime inequalities, Douglas L. Kriner, Francis X. Shen

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The casualty gap : the causes and consequences of American wartime inequalities
Title
The casualty gap
Title remainder
the causes and consequences of American wartime inequalities
Statement of responsibility
Douglas L. Kriner, Francis X. Shen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Casualty Gap shows how the most important cost of American military campaigns - the loss of human life - has been paid disproportionately by poorer and less-educated communities since the 1950s. Drawing on a rich array of evidence, including National Archives data on the hometowns of more than 400,000 American soldiers killed in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq, this book is the most ambitious inquiry to date into the distribution of American wartime casualties across the nation, the forces causing such inequalities to emerge, and their consequences for politics and democratic governance." "Although the most immediate costs of military sacrifice are borne by service members and their families, The Casualty Gap traces how wartime deaths also affect entire communities. Americans who see the high price war exacts on friends and neighbors are more likely to oppose a war and its leaders than residents of low-casualty communities. Moreover, extensive empirical evidence connects higher community casualty rates in Korea and Vietnam to lower levels of trust in government, interest in politics, and electoral and non-electoral participation. A series of original survey experiments finds that Americans informed of the casualty gap's existence will accept substantially fewer casualties that those who are not told about inequality in sacrifice." "By presenting a wealth of evidence and analysis, this book seeks both to bolster public awareness of casualty inequalities and to spur critical dialogue about the nation's policy response. The Casualty Gap should be read by all who care about the future of America's military and the effects of war on society and democracy." --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kriner, Douglas L
Dewey number
303.6/608694097309045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HM554
LC item number
.K77 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shen, Francis X
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War and society
  • War casualties
  • Battle casualties
Label
The casualty gap : the causes and consequences of American wartime inequalities, Douglas L. Kriner, Francis X. Shen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The casualty gap -- Inequality and U.S. casualties from WWII to Iraq -- Selection, occupational assignment, and the emergence of the casualty gap -- Do casualty gaps matter? -- How local casualties shape politics -- Political ramifications of the Vietnam casualty gap -- Political ramifications of the Iraq casualty gap -- The casualty gap and civic engagement -- The future of the casualty gap
Control code
424454981
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780195390964
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009028230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)424454981
Label
The casualty gap : the causes and consequences of American wartime inequalities, Douglas L. Kriner, Francis X. Shen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The casualty gap -- Inequality and U.S. casualties from WWII to Iraq -- Selection, occupational assignment, and the emergence of the casualty gap -- Do casualty gaps matter? -- How local casualties shape politics -- Political ramifications of the Vietnam casualty gap -- Political ramifications of the Iraq casualty gap -- The casualty gap and civic engagement -- The future of the casualty gap
Control code
424454981
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780195390964
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009028230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)424454981

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