Figurations of Wounding: Soldiers’ Bodies, Authority, and the Militarisation of Everyday Life

Leila Dawney

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Abstract

This article argues that the figures of the wounded and dead soldier are central organising nodes in public objects, events, and institutions and are generative of intense affects and feelings, which are in turn bound to and constitute geopolitical
imaginaries. Through these figurations, bodies of wounded and dead soldiers are brought to visibility, becoming key technologies for the production of authority and attachment, and fostering powerful affective responses in publics that work
to amplify and enliven particular forms of neoliberal militarised nationhood.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
JournalGeopolitics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2018

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Geopolitics on 11/10/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14650045.2018.1490271

Keywords

  • affect
  • figuration
  • militarisation
  • authority
  • wounding

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