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Przestrzeń i wojna. Perspektywy lektury kartografii wojennej
Space and War. Perspectives on Reading Wartime Cartography

Author(s): Katarzyna Szalewska
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: World War 2; trauma; critical cartography; spatial practices

Summary/Abstract: The article reveals various relations between wartime trauma and the urban experience. The eponymous reading of wartime cartography is an attempt at analysing (based on the works, among others, by M. Białoszewski, M. Głowiński, Cz. Miłosz, and W. Szpilman) spatial practices (as understood by M. de Certeau) characteristic of the times of war. Simultaneously, the focus of interest falls on the tension between the statics, the symbolic gesture of leaning over a map in military headquarters, and the vectors of movement, the dynamics that befall the inhabitants of the areas where military activity is taking place.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 23-35
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish