Military orientalism is a study of western views of warfare as conducted by eastern peoples and military institutions and western fascination with and often repulsion by the seemingly bizarre and exotic military methods of others patrick porter challenges the current popular view that culture underpins war in the postmodern age. Military orientalism eastern war through western eyes patrick porter shatters romanticised notions about the courage oriental warriors from the samurai to the taliban exposes the danger in using culture as a means of understanding warfare argues against the idea of viewing culture as a script that dictates warfare. Patrick porters military orientalism provides an excellent analysis of the recent culturally focused bent within western military thinking it is not a question of whether culture matters writes porter but how it matters and how to conceptualise sic it this is expressed through several case studies british perceptions and accounts of the russo japanese war interwar military . Despite the obvious nod to the works of edward said in the title these are not discussed in detail and the military orientalism porter seeks to identify is a rather more complex creation than what one might describe as a vulgar saidian discourse of western superiority and eastern subjection would suggest. Military orientalism eastern war through western eyes military orientalism eastern war through western eyes top popular random best seller sitemap index there are a lot of books literatures user manuals and guidebooks that are related to military orientalism eastern war through western eyes such as boys bible cover medium great cloud
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