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    Time to Waste Notes on the Culture of the Enlisted in the Professionalizing Czech Military.


    Cervinkova, Hana (2004) Time to Waste Notes on the Culture of the Enlisted in the Professionalizing Czech Military. The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, 1. ISSN 1769-7069

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    Abstract

    This essay draws on the author's fieldwork research in the Czech Armed Forces (2002-2002) and focuses on the culture of the enlisted - the young Czech men who are drafted into the military for one year of compulsory service. The article argues that the culture of the enlisted is based on the opposition to the military and by extension the Czech state, which define the enlisted as neophytes - mutually equal and indistinguishable entities in transition to being full male citizens of the Czech state as well as transitory entities before the military is professionalized in 2006. The article analyses the various material and ritual elements of the conscripts' culture through which they resist the official efforts at their equalization.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Dedovshchina; Military Service; Military Culture; Draft; Czech Armed Forces; Professionalization; Czech Military Reforms; Mazactvi; Czech Republic;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 12758
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.4000/pipss.236
    Depositing User: Hana Cervinkova
    Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2020 13:44
    Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies
    Publisher: PiPSS.org
    Refereed: Yes
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