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Chih Yuan Woon

This chapter demonstrates how military geography can benefit from critical engagements with the concept of the everyday. This is because it casts attention on the more-than-human dimensions - the objects, technologies and materialities - that mediate the ‘playing out’ of military activities in everyday, mundane spaces. Locating militarism and militarization in everyday life enables nuanced investigations into how these ideas and processes are embodied, performed and reacted to by a range of actors. Through a Southern Philippines case study, the chapter examines efforts by a group of soldiers working with local communities and NGOs to actively intervene against the heightened culture of terror associated with the Mindanao region. Encounters with material objects, such as vision maps of peace drawn by children affected by warfare, motivated these soldiers to develop ethical relationships with relevant stakeholders. The chapter concludes that a concern with the everyday reveals the consequences and impacts of militarism and provides possibilities for understanding transformative pathways towards positive social change.