Chapter Three. The Projection and Performance of Airspace

  1. Peter Adey

Published Online: 4 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324631.ch3

Aerial Life: Spaces, Mobilities, Affects

Aerial Life: Spaces, Mobilities, Affects

How to Cite

Adey, P. (2010) The Projection and Performance of Airspace, in Aerial Life: Spaces, Mobilities, Affects, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324631.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 MAY 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405182621

Online ISBN: 9781444324631



  • airspace projection and performance;
  • Alison Williams' work - ‘power projection’ marking one of the most recent uses of airpower;
  • projective shape of aeroplane's spaces;
  • Reims and Hendon airfields - key meeting posts for flight's message promulgation;
  • choreographies of nationhood;
  • Britain, and Empire Air Day displays - giving public an insight into everyday life of the Royal Air Force;
  • Hendon airshow, organizers creating - a spectating airshow-goer and willing audience;
  • image of meeting of mobile-machine-assemblage;
  • airports coalesced - as permanent constellations of state and regional authority;
  • undoing aerial space - post-nationalism and projective power


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Building a Political Space: Identity, Boundedness and the Sanctity of Territory

  • Undoing Aerial Space: Post-nationalism and Projective Power

  • Conclusion