La geopolítica de la ferida: compartint el patiment amb Charles Bell

Dixon, D. (2017) La geopolítica de la ferida: compartint el patiment amb Charles Bell. Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia, 84, pp. 97-111. (doi:10.2436/20.3002.01.135)

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Abstract

Feminist geopolitics insists on the importance of embodiment and materiality in the making of international relations, global imaginaries, territories, borders and conflict. Focusing on the work of Sir Charles Bell, artist and surgeon, in treating the wounded of the battle of Waterloo (1815), this article outlines the importance of touch and contagion in geopolitics. While Bell facilitated a formal violence, working with wounds was to overwhelm his own experiences of war, pain and suffering, provoking a felt, barely articulated sympathetic and excessive geopolitics that led Charles Bell to question what the fate of the now victorious British nation would indeed be.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dixon, Professor Deborah
Authors: Dixon, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia
Publisher:Hemeroteca Científica Catalana
ISSN:1133-2190
ISSN (Online):2014-0037
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Author
First Published:First published in Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia 84: 97-111
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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