Where war inhabits: reflections on spaces of war

Maltby, Sarah and Parry, Katy (2020) Where war inhabits: reflections on spaces of war. In: Maltby, Sarah, O'Loughlin, Ben, Parry, Katy and Roselle, Laura (eds.) Spaces of war, war of spaces. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781501360312

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In this chapter we reflect upon how the contributions in this book have enriched our understanding of war and media through the foregrounding of the dynamic quality of spaces in which war is enacted, encountered and contested, where the space shifts and alters according to the various actors who inhabit them and the accrual of their inhabitation. We argue that what emerges most from the evolving spatial and temporal dimensions of these spaces is the overarching theme of bodies and the fundamentally embodied nature of war and its relationship to space. We explore this in two key ways: bodily presence/absence, and embodied participation to draw attention to the ways in which bodies inhabit and (re)configure spaces of war in a manner that is complex but critical to our future understanding of war space configuration.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: space, war, temporality, process, dynamic, inhabit, body, embodied, disembodied, presence, absence
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Depositing User: Sarah Maltby
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2019 14:57
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2020 11:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/87930

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