Grounded in theory and research, this book offers a spatial perspective on how and why populations are regulated and disciplined by mass violence-and why these questions matter for scholars concerned about social justice. James Tyner focuses on how states and other actors use acts of brutality to manage, administer, and control space for political and economic purposes. He shows how demographic analyses of fertility, mortality, and migration cannot be complete without taking war and genocide into account. Stark, in-depth case studies provide a powerful and provocative basis for retheorizing population geography.
Winner--AAG Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography