Warrior Nation podcast: Unpacking Armed Forces Day

June 2022

27 June 2022

In this special episode of Warrior Nation, Joe is joined by Dr Ross McGarry to discuss the deeper and varied meanings behind Armed Forces Day. In 2017, when Liverpool hosted the Armed Forces Day national event, Ross ventured out onto the streets of his home town to experience proceedings with a critical – and analytical – eye. He reflects on his findings and highlights how the event offered up a sanatised view of military life that is out of touch with the reality.

You can read Ross’ 2019 article in the journal Visual Ethnography here. To find our more about his research areas you can head over to his profile on the University of Liverpool website.

Music by Esion Noise.

[Original image used in art-work was taken by Ross McGarry during his ethnographic study]

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