Lookup NU author(s): Dr Amanda Chisholm
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This article explores the intimate relationships between the client and the security contractor. It draws upon autoethnography to bring into focus the client/contractor encounters and demonstrate how such encounters (re)shape the marginal and hegemonic men/masculinities of the security industry—masculinities which not work to legitimise who and what are appropriate security providers, but how value/valuation of security is understood and practiced. As such it contributes to the broader debates about gender and war by 1) demonstrating how the researcher is always embedded in and shaped by the research she produces and 2) by bringing to the fore the multitude of masculinities, beyond the hegemonic militarized, that emerge in private security markets.
Author(s): Chisholm A
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Critical Military Studies
Online publication date: 05/01/2017
Acceptance date: 07/12/2016
Date deposited: 08/12/2016
ISSN (print): 2333-7486
ISSN (electronic): 2333-7494
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