The WARFUN taboo captures the inappropriateness to associate war-making with fun. The presentation traced the effects of the WARFUN taboo across three dimensions: German society's war morality, civil-military relations, and the institutional fun politics within the armed forces. In so doing, it presents the models and public frames available for soldiers. What's more, institutional fun politics circumscribe an imponderable zone in which soldiers navigate between looming sanctions, formal and informal norms. Finally, it is pointed out why engaging in humorous practices is a risk worth taking.

Eva Johais

Post Doctoral Researcher

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