The new violent cartography

  • Shapiro M
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Abstract

Mapping the `new violent cartography', an inter-articulation of geographic imaginaries and antagonisms, based on models of identity-difference, this article begins with the analysis of a piece of photo-journalism, an image of a US soldier in a bombed-out bunker during the war in Afghanistan, and goes on to trace the institutions that are part of the contemporary aspects of militarization and securitization constituting the `war on terror'. The article ends with an analysis of the anti-war impetus of cinema and the cinematic spaces of film festivals.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Cartography
  • Film
  • Photography
  • Securitization
  • Violence

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  • Michael J. Shapiro

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