Feminist geopolitics and the global-intimacies of pandemic times

Jo Sharp*

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COVID-19 has brought to unavoidable prominence what feminist geopolitics has long insisted, namely that the global and the intimate are always, everywhere, already entangled. Drawing on Anglo-American experiences of the pandemic, this paper aims to make two key arguments. The first is that feminist geopolitics is a conceptual approach that is perhaps uniquely placed to make sense of COVID geographies. The second is to propose that this account of COVID speaks back to recent debates about the future of feminist geopolitics. Reflecting on recent debates about possible futures for feminist geopolitics, the paper will make the case for a materially-engaged feminist geopolitics which nevertheless keeps the socially-marked body at the heart of analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages18
JournalGender, Place and Culture
VolumeLatest Articles
Early online date25 Apr 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Apr 2022


  • COVID-19
  • Feminist geopolitics
  • Materialism
  • Virus
  • Zoonoses
  • Pandemic


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