Thesis / Dissertation

The Drone Interface: A Relational Study of U.S. Drone Violence in Afghanistan

Alexandra Kate Edney-Browne, Daniel McCarthy (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

This thesis examines lived experiences of military drone violence, finding out about the lives of people who live(d) in areas of drone surveillance and bombardment in Afghanistan and veterans of the U.S. Air Force’s drone program. More specifically, it seeks to understand the relations between these two groups of people and the effects of these relations. To this end, it draws on interviews undertaken in Afghanistan, refugee camps in Greece and the United States in 2017, wherein interviewees were asked about the effects of drone violence on their lives and how they experience their relation to the person(s) on the other side of the drone. The project is informed by Feminist and Postcolonial ..

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