Images of Insurgency: reading the Cuban revolution through military aesthetics and embodiment

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The increased emphasis on transnational aspects of political violence challenges traditional understandings of insurgency as a form of militarism internal to the state. Few studies, however, draw attention to how insurgency is shaped by aesthetics and embodiment. The aesthetic turn in international relations has generated new research on material and visual cultures of militarisation, but there is less understanding of how this impacts patterns of resistance in revolutionary contexts, that is, how social actors resist, rebel and revolt against political authority.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking War on Bodies
Subtitle of host publicationMilitarisation, Aesthetics and Embodiment in International Politics
EditorsCatherine Baker
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781474446211, 9781474446204
ISBN (Print)9781474446181
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Critical Military Studies
PublisherEdinburgh University Press


  • conflict
  • graphic design
  • visual culture
  • rebel
  • insurgency
  • resistance
  • revolution
  • Gender
  • reenactment


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