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Impotent warriors; Gulf War syndrome, vulnerability and masculinity.


Impotent warriors; Gulf War syndrome, vulnerability and masculinity.

Kilshaw, Susie.

Berghahn Books


266 pages




Kilshaw (anthropologist and researcher, U. College London) explores the effects of Gulf War Syndrome on British military personnel who served in the war from September 1990 to June, 1991. The author uses the techniques and perspectives of anthropology to examine the causes and physical and emotional effects on the men and women who served, and their continued suffering from a variety of medical conditions. The author also addresses the primary questions surrounding Gulf War Syndrome: is it a specific organic condition caused by toxins, as many suggest, or is it a psychological condition indicative of a larger group of illnesses?

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Date:Mar 1, 2009
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