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Published on Tuesday, November 17, 2020


At the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) 2020 conference, one of the panels proposed to break the rules to think about building or rebuilding identity, trauma, relationships to the environment and others in the face of military experience. This is an ethnography conference and all disciplines using ethnography are welcome.



Rearranging the rules in the military experience.Panel Pol01 at conference SIEF2021: Breaking the Rules: Power, Participation, Transgression.

The rules - as explicit norms imposed and recognized within a group - are particularly restrictive in military circles. They are embodied both in the military body (individual) and in the military corps (collective); they mark the soldier's identity as well as military culture. This contextualized redistribution of the relationship to the world through discipline and power helps to contain certain forms of violence and offer resilience factors. In fact, if the military world offers certain resources (fraternity, the esprit de corps, etc.), these compositions also require personal accommodations in relation to the military order or readjustments of the rules. As a result - violence making situations more and more unstable - certain points of rupture nevertheless occur and lead to transgression.

Social sciences provide tools (ethnography, narratives) that allow us to better understand what individuals and groups experience in such situations. Whether it is identity tensions, local-global scales (civil-military relations with inter-arms nuances), trauma or the relationship to the environment, reflection through rules or transgression opens perspectives and challenges of current reflections.

Our panel is open to international researchers working on those issues - from all disciplinary backgrounds - for any army (conscription or not) and for any impact specific to the profession of soldier.

Submission guidelines

link :  https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/sief2021/p/9601

A paper proposal must consist of:

  • a paper/contribution title
  • the name/s and email address/es of author/s
  • a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
  • a long abstract of fewer than 250 words

Deadline : 26 novembre 2020


  • Servane Roupnel (Université de Laval) 
  • Eric Doidy (INRAE)
  • Léa Ruelle (Yniversité Lyon 2)


  • Thursday, November 26, 2020


  • rule, military experience


  • Léa Ruelle
    courriel : lea [dot] ruellew [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Servane Roupnel
    courriel : servane [dot] roupnel [dot] 1 [at] ulaval [dot] ca
  • Eric Doidy
    courriel : eric [dot] doidy [at] inrae [dot] fr

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  • Léa Ruelle
    courriel : lea [dot] ruellew [at] gmail [dot] com


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« Rearranging the rules in the military expérience », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, https://doi.org/10.58079/15jx

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