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Feminist Geopolitics
Material States

ISBN 9781472480200
Published February 4, 2016 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

What can unfold from an engagement of feminist issues, concerns and practices with the geopolitical? How does feminism allow for a reconfiguration of how these two elements, the geo- and the -political, are understood and related? What kinds of objects can be located and put into motion? What kinds of relations can be drawn between these? What kinds of practice become valued? And, what is glossed or rendered absent in the process? In this thought-provoking and original contribution, Deborah P. Dixon cautions against the exhaustion of feminist geopolitics as a critique of both a classical and a critical geopolitics, and points instead to how feminist imaginaries of Self, Other and Earth allow for all manner of work to be undertaken. Importantly, one of the things they provide for is a reservoir of concerns, thoughts and practices that can be reappropriated to flesh out what a feminist geopolitics can be. While providing a much-needed, sustained interjection that draws out achievements to date, the book thus gestures forward to productive lines of inquiry and method. Grounded via a series of globally diverse case studies that traverse time as well as space, Feminist Geopolitics feels for the borders of geopolitical thought and practice by navigating four complex and corporeally-aware objects of analysis, namely flesh, bone, touch and abhorrence.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; What can a feminist geopolitics do?; Imagining feminist geopolitics; Flesh; Bones; Abhorrence; Touch; Inhabiting feminist geopolitics; Index.

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Deborah P. Dixon is Professor of Geography in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at Glasgow University, UK.


’Deborah Dixon has written a deeply insightful geopolitics for the 21st century. In this intellectually adventurous book she breaks apart the narrow confines of classical and contemporary geopolitical theory to insert a central place for the unruly potential of bodies and Earth. Feminist Geopolitics: Material States is a transformative contribution to both geopolitical and feminist thought.’ Sallie Marston, University of Arizona, USA