1. Introduction: Toward Post-Heroic Warfare?
Part I. Heroism and Self-Sacrifice What For?
2. Heroism and the Nation during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and the Age of Military Reform in Europe
3. ‘On the Altar of the Nation’: Narratives of Heroic Sacrifice in the American Civil War
Adam I. P. Smith
4. ‘Heroic’ Warfare and the Problem of Mass Armies: France 1871–1914
5. Heroism and Self-Sacrifice for the Nation? Wars of National Liberation
6. War against Evil: The Second World War
7. Mass Armies and the Cold War: Institutional Post-Heroism?
8. Heroism and Self-Sacrifice: The Vietnam War as a Case in Point
9. The Dilemma of Cosmopolitan Soldiering
Part II. Casualty Aversion
10. Provocations on Policymakers, Casualty Aversion and Post-Heroic Warfare
Peter D. Feaver, Charles Miller
11. ‘Casualty Aversion’: Media, Society and Public Opinion
12. Questioning the Post-Heroic Warfare Logic: Private Contractors, Casualty Sensitivity and Public Support for War in the United States
13. Redefining Stand-off Warfare: Modern Efforts and Implications
Antulio J. Echevarria
Part III. Combat Motivation
14. Cohesion: Heroic and Post-Heroic Combat
15. Inspirational, Aspirational and Operational Heroes: Recruitment, Terror and Heroic Conflict from the Perspective of Armed Groups
16. Suicide Bombers: Victims, Heroes or Martyrs?
17. The War Within: Moral Injury and Guilt
18. The Democratic Warrior and the Emergence of World-Order Conflicts
Part IV. From Heroes to Victims?
19. Citizenship, Masculinity and Mental Health in the First World War
20. Why Soldiers Don’t Fight
21. Remembering the Heroes of Australia’s Wars: From Heroic to Post-Heroic Memory
22. Public Ritual and Remembrance: Beyond the Nation-State?