“Geopolitical bodies, material worlds” – New book series at Rowman and Littlefield International

Having just submitted a book review of John Protevi’s Life, War, Earth to CITY, the announcement of this series piqued my attention.

“Geopolitical bodies, material worlds” — edited by Ian Klinke and Jason Dittmer.

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. 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.

Editorial board:

Pete Adey, Royal Holloway, University of London
Ben Anderson, Durham University
Andrew Barry, University College London
William Connolly, John Hopkins University
Simon Dalby, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Klaus Dodds, Royal Holloway, University of London
Stuart Elden, University of Warwick
Sara Fregonese, University of Birmingham
Chris Gibson, University of Wollongong
Stephen Graham, Newcastle University
Jennifer Hyndman, York University
Martin Müller, University of Zürich
Anssi Paasi, University of Oulu
Rachel Pain, Durham University
Richard Powell, University of Oxford
Jo Sharp, University of Glasgow
Vicki Squire, University of Warwick
Christine Sylvester, University of Connecticut
Kathryn Yusoff, Queen Mary, University of London
Sarah Whatmore, University of Oxford

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