Publication details for Dr Olga DemetriouDemetriou, Olga (2012). The Militarization of Opulence. International Feminist Journal of Politics 14(1): 56-77.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 1461-6742 (print), 1468-4470 (electronic)
- DOI: 10.1080/14616742.2011.631286
- Further publication details on publisher web site
Author(s) from Durham
This article investigates the processes through which a site, thought to encapsulate the history of the Cyprus conflict, has been militarized in multiple ways. Defined as a site of negotiation since its opening, Ledra Palace Hotel has instead been a place where conflict has diachronically persisted. The masculinization and militarization of this environment is addressed within a gender-focused analysis that emphasizes the normalization of violence. This approach reveals the political potential of acknowledging conflict dynamics hitherto obfuscated by hegemonic conceptualizations of ‘the conflict’.