Museum as geopolitical entity: Toward soft combat

Miller, Jacob and Wilson, Sharon (2022) Museum as geopolitical entity: Toward soft combat. Geography Compass. e12623. ISSN 1749-8198 (In Press)

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Many scholars have examined the museum as a site of politics. This paper reviews recent research on museums and puts forward “soft combat” as a device for understanding how museums operate as geopolitical entities today. Soft combat includes (a) enrolling the visitor in affective atmospheres, (b) engaging with violence and trauma, and (c) embodied persuasion. We examine a military museum in the U.S.A to substantiate soft combat as a kind of biopolitics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: body, cultural geography, geopolitics, historical, political geography, qualitative methods, social geography, society
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
L900 Others in Social studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 04 May 2022 10:52
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 08:00

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