The prison as a postmilitary landscape

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  • Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg


This paper extends discussions of military and post-military landscapes, and prior theorisation of the prison-military complex. In so doing it highlights as-yet unresearched synergies between the prison and the military which take form through the repurposing of former military bases as prisons, the creation of carceral landscapes of military memorial, and the imprint left by generations of ex-military personnel occupying the prison (both as prisoners and prison staff) during the post-military phases of their lives. Consideration of these circumstances unveils prisons as postmilitary landscapes and enables a reconceptualization of the potential scope of military and post-military landscapes in general. It concludes by outlining a potential research agenda for carceral and military geographers in relation to military, post-military and postmilitary landscapes, and the prison-military complex.

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Not yet published as of 13/09/2021.


Original languageEnglish
JournalSocial and Cultural Geography
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 17 Jul 2021