John Armitage on 26 Oct 2000 07:54:26 -0000

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Hi folks

As some of you already know, I am currently editing a special issue of the
Sage journal _Body & Society_ on the theme of 'The Militarized Body &

However, and although the issue is progressing well, I am having some
difficulty locating contributors who might wish to address this theme from
either or both the following perspectives:


*Queer Theory

Here are a few examples of the sorts of themes I am looking for:

G.I. Joe dolls; G.I. Jane and Private Benjamin movies; boys, toys, guns, and
other military play-related paraphernalia such as the camouflage outfits for
sale to toddlers in Mothercare; gay/lesbian military bodies; why is the
militarized body principally white, straight, and male? 'Don't ask, don't
tell' policy in the US armed forces; sexism etc.  

If any members of nettime are interested in submitting a paper then please
let me know -- off list -- contacts below. Alternatively, if members know of
someone who might be interested but who is not a member of the nettime list
then please feel free to forward this message on to them.

best wishes

John Armitage
"The military is the message."
John Armitage
Principal Lecturer in Politics & Media Studies
Division of Government & Politics
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 227 4971
Fax: 0191 227 4654
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