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War, Citizenship, Territory

1st Edition

Edited by Deborah Cowen, Emily Gilbert


418 pages

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For all too obvious reasons, war, empire, and military conflict have become extremely hot topics in the academy. Given the changing nature of war, one of the more promising areas of scholarly investigation has been the development of new theories of war and war’s impact on society. War, Citizenship, Territory features 19 chapters that look at the impact of war and militarism on citizenship, whether traditional territorially-bound national citizenship or "transnational" citizenship. Cowen and Gilbert argue that while there has been an explosion of work on citizenship and territory, Western academia’s avoidance of the immediate effects of war (among other things) has led them to ignore war, which they contend is both pervasive and well nigh permanent. This volume sets forth a new, geopolitically based theory of war’s transformative role on contemporary forms of citizenship and territoriality, and includes empirical chapters that offer global coverage.

Table of Contents

1. ‘Introduction’ Deborah Cowen & Emily Gilbert Section 1: Technologies of Governing conflict: Citizens at War 2. ‘Resistance, Detention and Speculation on the Onto- Politics of Border Crossings and Seeking Asylum in North America’ Davina Bhandar 3. ‘The Governmental Geography of Homeland Security: Budgetary Management and Risk Mapping’ Stephen Collier 4. ‘Bombs, Bodies, Bits: Acts, Claims, Struggles’ Engin Isin 5. ‘Geographic information systems in military and ‘security’ demographic surveillance’ Nadia Abu-Zhara Section 2: Reconstituting Citizenship in territories in Conflict 6. ‘Reconstituting Iraq’ Stuart Elden 7. ‘Panic, Civility, and the Homeland’ Matt Farish 8. ‘War, citizenship and diplomacy in Fenianism’ Gerry Kearns 9. ‘Conflict, Citizenship, and Human Security: Feminist Geographies of War’ Jennifer Hyndman Section 3: Citizenship in Post-War Spaces 10. ‘Unreliable Chinese: internal security and the devaluation and expansion of citizenship in postwar Hong Kong’ Alan Smart 11. ‘War veterans, disability and post-colonial citizenship in Lusophone Africa’ Marcus Power 12. ‘Violence, militarism and bodies in West Germany’ Matt Hannah 13. ‘The Role of Truth Commissions and Restitution in the Reconstitution of Citizenship in Post-Conflict Settings in Latin America’ Maureen Hays-Mitchell Section 4: War and Intimate Citizenship 14. ‘‘I’m doing this for my mates’: Citizenship, military participation and the contemporary British Army’ Rachel Woodward 15. ‘Fear, Homeland Security and the Familial: Politicizing Emotion in US Domestic Policy, Geopolitics and the War on Terror’ Deborah Cowen & Emily Gilbert 16. ‘Embodying the Territorial Military Practices of the Hegemonic State: The Soldier Overseas and Militarism in the United States of America’ Colin Flint 17. ‘A War on the Boundary of Memory: State and Gender in Jewish Israel’ Tamar Mayer 18. ‘Governing citizens, policing purity: The sexual detention of American women in World War One’ Abigail Barnes 19. ‘Afterword’ Neil Smith

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
HISTORY / Modern / General
LAW / International
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General