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Bodies of Violence: Theorizing Embodied Subjects in International Relations

Lauren B. Wilcox


International Relations (IR), in both theory and practice, has been increasingly concerned with a proliferation of modes of violence that use, target, and construct bodies in complex ways that challenge notions of security. The central argument of this work is that the bodies that practices of violence take as their object are deeply unnatural bodies, constituted in reference to historical political conditions as well as acting upon our world. Taking bodies seriously as political not only serves an explanatory role in thinking about how subjects are constituted and violent practices are enable ... More

Keywords: bodies, embodiment, violence, security, feminism, International Relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199384488
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384488.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lauren B. Wilcox, author
University of Cambridge