The Queen’s Two Bodies: Why metaphors matter – especially in a time of monarchical mourning

From the ‘head of state’, to the ‘public eye’, to the ‘arm’ in army and the ‘footmen’ who comprise it, as a metaphor, the body politic is a rhetorical device used to make political communities knowable as a human body. In these ways, the thinking and practice of politics is profoundly embodied and embodies political communities through metaphoricity… Continue reading The Queen’s Two Bodies: Why metaphors matter – especially in a time of monarchical mourning

When This Is Over: Reflections on an Unequal Pandemic

Amy Cortvriend, Lucy Easthope, Jenny Edkins, and myself (Kandida Purnell) have been working on ‘When This Is Over’ since early 2021 and are excited to announce that it will be coming out with Bristol University Press, Policy Press to mark the 3rd anniversary of the 1st UK Lockdown in March 2023. ‘When This Is Over’… Continue reading When This Is Over: Reflections on an Unequal Pandemic

Debt Demands a Body

Originally posted on Longreads:
Kristin Collier| Longreads | November 2021 | 6,596 words (21 minutes) I open the email at 9:30 a.m. in my retrofitted, windowless office on the second floor of a high school in St. Paul. The fluorescent lights are so bright and the walls so white that sometimes I look up from…

The Body Politics of Covid-19

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
The fifth entry in our coronacrisis series, from Kandida Purnell. Kandida is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Richmond, the American International University in London. Having previously published on the body politics of aspects of the Global War on Terror, war commemoration, and army/artist collaboration, Kandida is currently…