A feminist visualisation of the intimate spaces of security

Lorraine Dowler, Jenna Christian, Azita Ranjbar

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Geographers have demonstrated how discourses and practices of security are unevenly experienced and mapped onto space, often paradoxically creating insecurities in people's lives. Yet, all too often, the fluid nature of power is difficult to articulate; the intimate is either eclipsed or treated as a passive victim of national and global processes. To draw attention to these erasures, feminist geographers have adopted geometric visualisations that prompt new questions about the importance of intimate spaces for understanding security. This paper highlights three visual motifs, by Katz, Pain and Smith, and Shalhoub-Kevorkian, which we apply in our different fields of intimacy-geopolitics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-349
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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