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Making War on Bodies – Militarisation, Aesthetics and Embodiment in International Politics - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Making War on Bodies: Militarisation, Aesthetics and Embodiment in International Politics

Catherine Baker


This vibrant collection of essays reveals the intimate politics of how people with a wide range of relationships to war identify with, and against, the military and its gendered and racialised norms. It synthesises three recent turns in the study of international politics: aesthetics, embodiment and the everyday, into a new conceptual framework. With case studies covering 20th- and 21st-century conflicts on four different continents, from the Middle East and post-socialist Europe to the USA, Britain, Australia and Cuba, and diverse methodological examples including autoethnography, visual anal ... More

Keywords: aesthetics, bodies, embodiment, international politics, media, militarisation, militarism, war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474446181
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446181.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Baker, author
University of Hull

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