Military Geographies is about how local space, place, environment and landscape are shaped by military presence, and about how wider geographies are touched by militarism. * A book about how local space, place, environment and landscape are shaped by military presence, and about how wider geographies are touched by militarism. * Sets a new agenda for the study of military geography with its critical analysis of the ways in which military control over space is legitimized. * Explores the ways in which militarism and military activities control development, the use of space and our understanding of place. * Focuses on military lands, establishments and personnel in contemporary peacetime settings. * Uses examples from Europe, North America and Australasia. * Draws on original research into the mechanisms by which the British government manages the defence estate. * Illustrated with maps, plans and other figures.
Rachel Woodward is a Lecturer in the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. She is the co-author of Leadership and Local Power in Contemporary Rural Europe (2002) and has written numerous journal articles on military land use, on rural development, and on gender and the military.