This article theorizes ongoing US-led global warfare as a “positive science” based in communal, familial, and humanistic values manifest in outreach practices conducted by the US Army. Analyzing the history of recruitment and recently developed resilience training and civil-military recreational programs, the article explores new concepts of humanism and global order being produced and disseminated as a praxis of persistent war.
World Fitness: US Army Family Humanism and the Positive Science of Persistent War
Beatrice Jauregui’s research analyzes the lived experiences of persons working in civil and military state bureaucracies to understand global and local dynamics of authority, security, and order. She is assistant professor at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto, coeditor of Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, and author of articles on policing in India and the historical anthropology of governance and security practices.