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Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-036
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
..., counterterrorism, and outright warfare each of these activities has transformed regions in complex and sometimes destructive ways. Militarized geographies leave indelible imprints on place, space, and territory. The articles in this section analyze how preparations for war particularly through the construction...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007289-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0728-9
... Great Walls and Fledgling Islands: An Introduction Building islands on a grand scale typically brings to mind China s filling in atolls to support its territorial claims or Dubai s ofshore construction of fancifully shaped real estate. Yet these constitute only the most high- profile examples of...
Published: 27 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007616-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0761-6
... standing to one side for a moment and then throwing herself headfirst into our collective hug. Smiling tears glistening in Gregory s eyes. Robert s expression was a mix- FIRST FREE TERRITORY 183 ture of exhaustion and relief. Each of us has his or her own memory of that moment, so significant in all our...
Published: 24 December 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002628-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0262-8
...C H A P T E R 3 The Husbands Having First Laid Down Their Lives in Their Defense Gender, Food, and Politics in the War of 1655 58 In December of 1655, as Njinga negotiated an end to de cades of conflict with the Portuguese, they wrote to the governor of Angola, Luís Mar- tins de Sousa Chicorro...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... This chapter explores how “development” increasingly means “free trade” and resource extraction via transnational corporations. In Guatemala the 1996 peace accords accompanied new regulations encouraging exploitation of “natural resources,” unleashing a rush for the new El Dorado. In 2005 a...
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... understandings of a broad defense of rights and territory and the radical demand that Maya deserve to live “beyond adequacy”—to enjoy the promises of “modernity” without always being the ones to shoulder its burdens—may be overcoming these divisions. ...
Published: 24 July 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1206-1
... Territorial Imagination 11 Geometries From Analogy to Performativity SARAH GREEN Being Somewhere in Par tic u lar Every one is somewhere in par tic u lar, always located somewhere and not somewhere else, and that makes a difference. In the difference that it makes, the vari ous forms of geometry...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012061-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1206-1
...12 Buoyancy Blue Territorialization of Asian Power AIHWA ONG Are nations firmly delimited by national terrain? Can sovereignty be expanded through the zoning of ocean and sky? What are the implications of sovereign buoyancy for the world order? Fixed and Contained? Our notion of the nation- state...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012108-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1210-8
... of ter- ritorial struggles in Latin America, based on the defense of their territories by indigenous, Afro- descendant, and peasant groups, particularly against large- scale mining and agrofuels projects. It argues that these extractivist projects S e n t i p e n S a r w i t h t h e e A r t h 69 can...
Published: 06 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002338-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0233-8
...t h r e e. m e m o ry The Times and Territories of Trans Woman of Color Becoming I have always wanted to be both man and woman, to incorporate the strongest and richest parts of my mother and father within/into me to share valleys and mountains upon my body the way the earth does in hills and...
Published: 18 November 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373766-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7376-6
... The introduction offers a brief history of the island as it passed from colonial territories into independence. It situates the question of Caribbean independence in comparison with Latin American independence movements unfolding simultaneously. International scrutiny and hostility toward...
Published: 09 November 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393221-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9322-1
... themselves conscious of these issues, even though their debates rarely enter very far into these painful territories of reflexivity. So I am not interested in the psychological analysis of humanitarianism, not even in its political science variations studying the motivations of hu- manitarian agents (Dauvin...
Published: 01 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012900-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1290-0
... base for multinational corporations like the United Fruit Com- pany, which controlled vast expanses of territory across Latin Amer i ca and operated its own banana terminal along Channel Street. Local financiers and merchants also fought hard to gain control over Central American cof- fee production...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012108-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1210-8
... territories. For these communities, territory is the collective space for existence, a vital space that ensures their survival as a people in profound interdependence with nature, the human, and the spiritual. This is why the defense of life and of territory has arisen in recent decades as the fundamental...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012108-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1210-8
... this full well. Then again, what resists this occupation are genuine worlds, relational worlds, like the worlds of these com- munities. Many territorial struggles can be seen as ontological struggles, in defense of other models of life. They resist the globalizing project of creating a One- World World...
Published: 22 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003465-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0346-5
... Tilsit Treaty of 1807, Napoleon and Tsar Alexander I of Rus sia had agreed on a number of issues related to the strategic importance of certain territories. The territory of Finland, then under the Swedish Crown, had been judged an impor tant buffer zone for the defense of Saint Petersburg and to seal...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377849-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7784-9
... significant challenge to liberalism, because communism alone among nineteenth-century ideologies meets liberalism on its own con• ceptual territory with the instruments of class warfare.s Recent scholarship has discovered Schmitt's early work as an impor• tant source for understanding the development...
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012849-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1284-9
... this provision of law would simply have to pre sent documents claiming to have served in a special guerrilla unit. Current statutory requirements for other former or ac- tive duty military require certification of ser vice by the Department of Defense, [and so] short of military rec ords, the only...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-067
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
...- where specify that the object is to increase the enemy s suffering (Clausewitz 1976: 91, 93). In battle, for example, the soldier s primary goal is not, as is so often wrongly implied, the protection or defense of his comrades (if it were this, he would have led these comrades to another geography...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003410-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0341-0
... along? I am not particularly fond of the literalism of this inference, above all because it simplifies abjection by reading its self- dramatization as purely other- directed, as though, in confess- ing to those fragile states where man strays on the territories of the animal (Kristeva), C. K. only...