Geopolitical Bodies, Material Worlds
Series edited by Jason Dittmer and Ian Klinke
This series publishes studies that originate in a range of different fields that are nonetheless linked through their common foundation: a belief that the macro-scale of geopolitics is composed of trans-local relations between bodies and materials that are only understandable through empirical examination of those relations. It is the interaction of these elements that produces the forces that shape global politics, often with outcomes that differ from the predictions of macro-scaled theories. This world poses questions: how do materialities such as the built environment and the body reproduce global power structures, how are they caught up in violent transformations and how do they become sites of resistance? How do assemblages of human and non-human elements both fortify and transform political space? What possibilities for political change are latent within the present?
The series seeks proposals for monographs and carefully crafted edited collections that are ecumenical with regard to theory and approach but rigorous in their consideration of materiality and embodiment. Drawing on work from across international relations, political geography, science and technology studies, and political anthropology, the series will initially prioritise three strands of research: The first of these will attract work on global politics and the built environment, from hardened landscapes of warfare to more fluid and networked political spaces. The second strand will look beyond material landscapes, to the geopolitical entanglements of bodies, discourses, and technological networks. The final theme will target research on the earth as an active geopolitical agent, emphasizing the vertical dimensions of geopolitics and its relations with the environment.