Special Issue "War/Wars and Society"


A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Michael H. Creswell
Department of History, 401 Bellamy Building, 113 Collegiate Loop, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2200, USA
E-Mail: mcreswell@fsu.edu
Phone: +1 850 644 9532
Fax: +1 850 644 6402
Interests: Cold War; diplomatic history; military history; strategy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

War has been with humankind even before recorded history. Over the centuries, conflict has touched all corners of the globe, while its scope and regularity have continued even after the advent of civil society. During this time, we have come to understand that the effects of war extend beyond the battlefield. Indeed, we now know that war affects each of us, sometimes in unique personal ways, other times in a shared experience. At a mass level, war shapes our educational systems, our industries, our entertainment, our medical services, our gender structures, and our politics. It is also associated with poverty, colonization, genocide, and systematic exploitation. At the individual level, war has touched millions, including combatants who bear physical, emotional, and psychological wounds, as well as their friends and families who seek to care for them. The cost of war is incalculable, as there is no way to put a price on loss and suffering. One of our collective goals ought to be to try to better understand the nexus of war and society before we embark upon new wars and to better adapt to past and current conflicts. This special issue offers a critical insight into war and society and how each one has affected the other in both the past and the present. Contributors will examine various aspects of war and society, including art, memory, and perceptions of femininity and masculinity, in ways that will enlighten us all.

Professor Michael H. Creswell
Guest Editor


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  • War and Society
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • War Refugees
  • Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Integration of Armed Forces
  • Wartime Propaganda and Censorship
  • War Memorials and Remembrance
  • The Home front
  • Domestic Mobilization
  • Security and Civil Rights

Published Papers (5 papers)

Societies 2014, 4(2), 180-221; doi:10.3390/soc4020180
Received: 3 June 2013; in revised form: 20 April 2014 / Accepted: 28 April 2014 / Published: 8 May 2014
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Societies 2013, 3(4), 427-444; doi:10.3390/soc3040427
Received: 14 August 2013; in revised form: 9 October 2013 / Accepted: 9 October 2013 / Published: 5 November 2013
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Societies 2013, 3(4), 348-382; doi:10.3390/soc3040348
Received: 22 July 2013; in revised form: 16 October 2013 / Accepted: 17 October 2013 / Published: 21 October 2013
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Societies 2013, 3(2), 204-216; doi:10.3390/soc3020204
Received: 28 February 2013; in revised form: 7 April 2013 / Accepted: 3 May 2013 / Published: 8 May 2013
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Societies 2012, 2(3), 84-100; doi:10.3390/soc2030084
Received: 30 May 2012; in revised form: 31 July 2012 / Accepted: 2 August 2012 / Published: 7 August 2012
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Last update: 21 May 2013

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