A feminist visualisation of the intimate spaces of security Journal Article uri icon



  • 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.

publication date

  • December 1, 2014

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • October 21, 2019 11:23 AM

Full Author List

  • Dowler L; Christian J; Ranjbar A

author count

  • 3

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0004-0894

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1475-4762

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 347

end page

  • 349


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