Journal of Empire Studies

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John Ford’s Heirs

A THEORY OF FILM AND EMPIRE John Ford’s Heirs: Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and the Cycle of Empire Introduction Asked which American directors most appeal to him, Orson Welles answered...

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Regulating Desire

GENDER AND THE LAW Regulating Desire: From the Virtuous Maiden to the Purity Princess Interview with J. Shoshanna Ehrlich (August 2015) by Lindsay M. Geller Editor’s Introduction Every society struggles with managing unruly desires,...

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Worm: The First Digital World War

Editor’s Introduction Robert Citino of the University of North Texas recently wrote of military history that “its academic footprint continues to shrink.” (The American Historical Review, October 2007) While scholarly military history may remain...

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Capture the Moment

A CONVERSATION WITH ERIC BERGERUD THE DYNAMICS OF DEFEAT: The Vietnam War in Hau Nghia Province EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION The Dynamics of Defeat: The Vietnam War in Hau Nghia Province is a book written for...

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The Generals

LEADERSHIP AND THE WAY WE FIGHT WARS American Military Command from World War II to Today THOMAS RICKS Introduction Much is written these days about teaching leadership. I’m not sure we know how to...

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They Took The Words From Our Mouth!

LANGUAGE AS A COMPONENT OF EMPIRE Native Language, National Literature and Cultural Revitalization in Colonialism: Ireland As A Case Study Joe Reilly, Ph. D EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION The Irish language has been a focal point...

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Machines as the Measure of Men

Professor Michael Adas’ interview and the review can serve as an introduction to the study of technology and the many ways it has changed us. The current generation of students needs an entry point into this most valuable field of study, never more vital than

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The Metanarrative of Suspicion

Mistrust of authority has always existed, I’m sure, but it seems to have blossomed in the twentieth century (and become ubiquitous in the twenty-first century). In this idea-rich interview and in her scholarly book, The Metanarrative of Suspicion: in Late Twentieth Century America,