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Military landscapes: Agendas and approaches for future research

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This paper reviews existing approaches to military landscapes, establishing the field’s breadth and variety. It suggests areas for future military landscape research around virtual military landscapes, and considers the landscape effects of military privatization and outsourcing, landscape issues pertaining to non-state military actors, the endurance and effects of post-military landscapes, and the role of landscapes of peace and reconciliation. The paper discusses practices of military landscape exploration, and the contributions that they bring to emergent critical approaches in military studies. The paper argues for the continued validity and specificity of terminologies associated with the category of ‘military’ in the study of such landscapes.

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Author(s): Woodward R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Progress in Human Geography

Year: 2014

Volume: 38

Issue: 1

Pages: 40-61

Print publication date: 05/02/2014

Online publication date: 25/06/2013

Date deposited: 03/02/2014

ISSN (print): 0309-1325

ISSN (electronic): 1477-0288

Publisher: Sage


DOI: 10.1177/0309132513493219


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