BEN WADHAM (2016) THE DARK SIDE OF DEFENCE: MASCULINITIES AND VIOLENCE IN THE MILITARY. LONDON: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN UK.
Masculinity, violence, and war have received significant attention over the past few decades. Significant research across numerous disciplines has focused on exploring and illuminating the causes, contexts, and 'circumstances around men, masculinity, and military violence within theatres of war (Zurbriggen 2010; Mackenzie 2010; Pankhurst 2009; Wood 2008j Hunt and Rygiel2006; Bowker 1998). However, that capacity for violence and. the contexts within which it is learned, fostered, and institutionalised have received less attention. Violence within the military is structured within the military institution and within the structures, practices, and discursive formations of military, state, and civil society. This chapter describes 'the dark side of defence', specifically the practices of hazing and bastardisation, bullying, and sexual assault