Special section on War Veterans and Citizenship
PhD Fellow Matti Weisdorf and Associate Professor Birgitte Refslund Sørensen recently contributed to a special section on War Veterans and Citizenship as part of the new volume of Conflict and Society with an article entitled 'To Be or Not to Be a Hero: Recognition and Citizenship among Disabled Veterans of the Sri Lankan Army”. Additionally, Birgitte Refslund Sørensen has co-edited the introduction to the special section.
The authors featured in this special section each explore processes of the construction of categories of war veterans in different contemporary contexts. Drawing on ethnographic data, the contributions explore the interactions between (those identified) as war veterans and the state, and the processes concerned with granting value to participation in war.