Recalling the performativity of the body in frontline command

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftsartikelForskningpeer review

    Abstract

    Frontline command is based on the cognitive ability of the individual commander, but it is also a relational activity. In this article, the performativity of the body as a notion is applied to frontline command as a means of understanding how the body communicates in the midst of action. To this end, the performativity of eight frontline commanders was studied through the use of helmet‐mounted action cameras worn during real incidents. The empirical findings suggest that bodily performativity such as gearing‐up and gearing‐down affects the frontline commander's ability to command, sometimes unconsciously. The study also shows that the performativity of the commander's body plays an active role in frontline command, as it both aids and hinders decision‐making processes.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftJournal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
    Vol/bind26
    Udgave nummer4
    Sider (fra-til)461-468
    ISSN0966-0879
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 12 dec. 2018

    Emneord

    • beredskab

    Citationsformater