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dc.contributor.authorMair, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Patrick G.en
dc.contributor.authorElsey, Christopheren
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Paul V.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-31T10:42:49Z
dc.date.available2017-08-31T10:42:49Z
dc.date.issued2012-03-08
dc.identifier.citationMair, M., Watson, P. G., Elsey, C. and Smith, P. V. (2012) War-making and sense-making: some technical reflections on an instance of ‘friendly fire’. The British Journal of Sociology, 63 (1), pp. 75-96en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/14446
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we analyse a ‘friendly fire’ incident from the second Gulf War and the controversy which came to envelop it during a coroner's inquest in 2007. Focusing on the cockpit video of the incident that was leaked to the media during that inquest, we examine what the military and civilian investigators were involved in reconstructing: the incident as it unfolded in real time. Our analysis is grounded in a praxeological perspective that draws on and links ethnomethodological studies of work, research into ‘normal’ accidents, disasters and risks, and recent ethnographies of the military. Based on our analysis, we suggest that the accounts offered after the event by the military and civilian inquiries should be treated less as competing descriptions than different ways of problematizing particular aspects of the military–political ‘machineries’ the pilots' actions were enmeshed within.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.subjectEthnomethodologyen
dc.subjectfriendly fireen
dc.subjectwarfareen
dc.subjectaccidentsen
dc.subjectrisken
dc.subjectblameen
dc.titleWar-making and sense-making: some technical reflections on an instance of ‘friendly fire’en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4446.2011.01394.x
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.researchinstituteMedia and Communication Research Centre (MCRC)en
dc.researchinstituteCinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Allied Health Sciences Researchen


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