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Donner sens et cohérence à la désertion en contexte de guerre : les émotions d’ex-militaires syriens

Abstract : Faced with the bloody repression of protests against the regime of Bachar al-Assad and the violence of the subsequent conflict, between 2011 and 2013 several thousand Syrian soldiers chose to leave the regular army. By considering the process by which their desertion took place rather than its causes, the present paper follows in the footsteps of recent work that examines the trajectories of actors in war as part of a continuum running from the pre-war to postwar period. It simultaneously examines the transformation of deserters’ social status over the course of the conflict as well as the emotions and moral sentiments emphasized in their accounts. This approach first seeks to highlight the processes by which a coherent account is developed to integrate the desertion into the former soldiers’ past and present trajectories. It then attempts to understand how the frontiers between groups and “emotional communities” are redefined in a context of internal war.
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Valentina Napolitano. Donner sens et cohérence à la désertion en contexte de guerre : les émotions d’ex-militaires syriens. Critique Internationale, 2021, N° 91 (2), pp.67-87. ⟨10.3917/crii.091.0070⟩. ⟨ird-03697262⟩

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