By Gerhard Kümmel, Giuseppe Caforio, Christopher Dandeker

The contributions to this anthology in honor of the overdue army sociologist Jürgen Kuhlmann specialize in the soldier and his kinfolk in the direction of the defense force and in the direction of society. This person - association and person - society nexus is explored from assorted angles via taking a look at diverse nationwide and overseas contexts. The chapters to this quantity hence aid the tutorial in addition to the practitioner and the reader to higher comprehend the dynamics and the serious matters during this soldier - army - society triangle.

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This is an environment soldiers have to adapt to, and into which they are enculturized by means of a so-called ‘second socialization’ (see also Apelt 2006). The completion of this socialization takes place at the medal parade at the end of each contingent during which soldiers are awarded a medal for their service abroad. The term socialization stands for the process of becoming a member of a society. This is a process of the formation and development of personality in interdependence with the social and material environment.

5 Looking at the mission contingents one has to take into account that during the past years many features common to all of the different contingents and mission countries have taken shape. , by fellow soldiers and bonds within the own unit, by first-line and secondary supervisors, by the environment of mission area/mission camp, by the season (summer/winter), by special incidents in the host country as well as by the origin of the units on mission (Northern/Southern/Western/Eastern Germany). In spite of these variables, which shape each contingent and personal experience in a different way, there are many common features between the individual mission contingents and areas related to structure and socio-cultural aspects.

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