Feminist Geopolitics Revisited: Body Counts in Iraq

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Abstract:

Feminist geography and political geography still represent two solitudes within the discipline. While increased traffic between these different parts of the discipline points to a degree of intellectual engagement, there remains a paucity of feminist thought in political geography. This article examines recent scholarship on feminist political geography, with a view to applying its insights to the struggles to protest and end political violence. The concept of feminist geopolitics is employed and recast, both as a bridging concept between feminist and political geography and as an analytical approach that has political valence in the context of the war in Iraq. Feminist geopolitics is revisited in this article, but remains a critical analytic in relation to body counts and other casualties in war zones.

Keywords: Iraq; feminist geography; feminist geopolitics; political geography; violence

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9272.2007.00589.x

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University

Publication date: February 1, 2007

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