(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Territorial phantom pains (and other cartographic anxieties)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BILLÉ F. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Social Anthropology, Univ., Cambridge, ROYAUME-UNI


This article examines territorial phantom pains and other cartographic anxieties. In revisiting the common trope of the nation-as-body through inclusion of insights from neuroscience, it explores what happens when a lack of fit intervenes between the physical geo-graphical extent of the nation and the mental map held by its inhabitants. Taking Manchuria as an example, it suggests that ‘lost’ territories, no longer included within the national body, remain nonetheless part of a previous national incarnation. As such, they draw national sentiments and affect, eliciting what can be labeled ‘phantom pains’


Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 32, no1 [pp. 163-178]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 carte, 1 ill.



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