Popular Geopolitics Across Multiple Mediums

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cultural Geography Specialty Group, Media and Communication Geography Specialty Group, Political Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Iris, Sheraton, 8th Floor
Organizers: Katrinka Somdahl-Sands, Darren Purcell
Chairs: Darren Purcell


Popular geopolitics is a subfield of geopolitics, which studies how cultural products intervene in the pre-existing geopolitical practices. Most of the popular geopolitics literature has focused on the scale of the state and how popular culture influences ideas of nationalism. The papers in this session are investigating different scales, multiple media forms, and those that push past the Anglo-American centric analyses that have dominated the subdiscipline.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Katrinka Somdahl-Sands*, Rowan University, The 99 crossover into the DC World: Superhero cooperation as a model for geopolitical understanding? 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Ben A Gerlofs*, Dartmouth College, Deadly Serious: Chilango Humor, Identificatory Transgression, and the Radical Remainder 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Daniel Bos*, , Playful Possibilities: Digital Games for Geopolitical Change 20 8:40 AM
Discussant Emily Fekete American Association of Geographers 20 9:00 AM

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