Damage, recovery, and the geographies of military–civil entanglements

Michael Mulvihill, Rachel Woodward, K. Neil Jenkings

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This paper explores two forms of entanglements between military and civilian phenomena and activities, in contexts of recovery from damaging events. One concerns global civil–military entanglements in low earth orbital space, where recovery from damage is necessary for sustaining the civilian and military service support systems on which we increasingly depend. The other uses the damage caused by the UK state’s regimes of financial austerity to highlight how gendered, spatialized forms of personal labour through military Reserve forces sustain recovery. Both suggest ways in which military and political geography and geographers can find new ways of thinking through civil–military entanglements.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSpace and Polity
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2023


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