Military Geographies

Military Geographies

Author(s): Rachel Woodward

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405110532

Online ISBN: 9780470774793

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774793

About this Book

Military Geographies is about how local space, place, environment and landscape are shaped by military presence, and about how wider geographies are touched by militarism.

  • A book about how local space, place, environment and landscape are shaped by military presence, and about how wider geographies are touched by militarism.
  • Sets a new agenda for the study of military geography with its critical analysis of the ways in which military control over space is legitimized.
  • Explores the ways in which militarism and military activities control development, the use of space and our understanding of place.
  • Focuses on military lands, establishments and personnel in contemporary peacetime settings.
  • Uses examples from Europe, North America and Australasia.
  • Draws on original research into the mechanisms by which the British government manages the defence estate.
  • Illustrated with maps, plans and other figures.

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