Anthropology of Crime and Security: Register Today!

by Thomas Hoppenheit on May 13, 2022

Joint conference of the Anthropology of Crime and Criminalisation (AnthroCrime) and the Anthropology of Security (ASN) EASA networks.

When: 17-19 May 2022
Where: University of Bologna, Department of History and Cultures (DISCI)
How: Conference Programme and Registration

As a result of current social, political andeconomic trends, anthropologists areincreasingly interested in security, crime,and criminalisation. The first jointlyorganised conference between theAnthropology of Crime and Criminalisation(AnthroCrime) and the Anthropology ofSecurity (ASN) EASA networks aims toexplore crime and security, developing novelmethodological and theoretical approachesto their analysis.
In addition to several panels related to theanthropology of crime and security, theconference will hold two laboratories and abook presentation session. The laboratorieswill be dedicated to the challenges of doingethnography in the field of security andcrime and to facilitate future publicationsbased on conference papers.

Join us for our first jointly organised conference now and don’t miss our two keynote lectures by Mark Maguire and Setha M. Low as well as Dennis Rodgers respectively. For a comprehensive overview please download our program to learn more about the eleven packed panels and further activities, like a methodology and a writing & publishsing lab.

Anthropology of Crime and Security:
CfP and Pre-Registrations

by Thomas Hoppenheit on February 14, 2022

Joint conference of the Anthropology of Crime and Criminalisation (AnthroCrime)
and the Anthropology of Security (ASN) EASA networks.

When: 17-19 May 2022
Where: University of Bologna, Department of History and Cultures (DISCI)

As a result of current social, political and economic trends, anthropologists are
increasingly interested in security, crime, and criminalisation. The first jointly
organised conference between the Anthropology of Crime and Criminalisation
(AnthroCrime) and the Anthropology of Security (ASN) EASA networks aims to
explore crime and security, developing novel methodological and theoretical
approaches to their analysis.

In addition to several panels (see the full list here) related to the anthropology of
crime and security, the conference will hold a workshop, a laboratory and a book
presentation session. The laboratory will be dedicated to the challenges of doing
ethnography in the field of security and crime, while the workshop aims to facilitate
future publications based on conference papers.

Deadline for papers submission and pre-registrations: 5 March 2022.

Download the full CfP here.

Anthropology of Crime and Security
Call for Panels

by Thomas Hoppenheit on November 27, 2021

First joint conference of the Anthropology of Crime and Criminalisation
(AnthroCrime) and the Anthropology of Security (ASN) EASA networks.


When: 17-19 May 2022
Where: University of Bologna, Department of History and Cultures (DISCI) – Bologna (Italy)

Deadline for panel proposal submission: 15 January 2022

CALL FOR PANELS:

As a result of current social, political and economic trends, anthropologists are
increasingly interested in security, crime, and criminalisation. The first jointly
organised conference between the Anthropology of Crime and Criminalisation
(AnthroCrime) and the Anthropology of Security (ASN) EASA networks aims to
explore the imbrication between crime and security, developing novel methodological
and theoretical approaches to their analysis.

Download the Call here, or read more below.

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Newsletter 2020 (2)

by Thomas Hoppenheit on June 27, 2020

Dear Network Members,

We hope this email find you well. We would like to update you on the upcoming EASA conference and also invite you to join us at the ASN network meeting!

EASA 2020

Network Meeting: Monday 20th of July

The network meeting will be carried out through the same Shindig platform as the conference. It is not restricted to who is registered to the conference.  Even if you are not attending the conference, this enables you to join the network meeting. We will circulate a link to join the meeting as well as time, which will also be available on the conference webpage.

In our ASN meeting we would like to update you on the networks activities and in specific discuss future directions and possible activities.  We will also be holding the bi-annual election for convenors. In occasion of the Oslo ASN conference in 2019 several possibilities to make the network more useful to its members were discussed, some of which we have initiated since. But there is certainly room for more, which we are looking forward to discuss.
Save the date, we invite “old and new” colleagues to join the meeting, which is open to everyone interested!

Kind regards,
Alex, Tereza, Monika

Newsletter 2020 (1)

by Thomas Hoppenheit on January 12, 2020

Find the Newsletter as a PDF here.

Dear Network Members,

We hope that you had a good start of the new year!

We would like to remind you that the deadline for the Call for Papers for the EASA conference 2020 in Lisbon is approaching and also send you some additional network info & updates.

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CFP: The Future in Security: ethnographies of security at the edge of tomorrow (EASA 2020)

by Thomas Hoppenheit on December 11, 2019

Conveners:  Mark Maguire (Maynooth University), Alexandra Schwell (AAU Klagenfurt), Monika Weissensteiner (University of Kent)

Discussant: David A. Westbrook

Call for Papers for the EASA 2020 panel no. 116 in Lisbon (21-24 July 2020):

The Future in Security: ethnographies of security at the edge of tomorrow [ASN]

Short abstract:

This Anthropology of Security Network (ASN) panel calls for anthropologists exploring the future in security to propose papers (with one-word titles) that are crafted to explain the term as used in their ethnographic field site.


Submit your paper here!


Long abstract:

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CFP: Critical Perceptions on the entanglements between military, security and education (EASA 2020)

by Thomas Hoppenheit on December 4, 2019

Conveners:  Erella Grassiani (University of Amsterdam), Nir Gazit (Rupin Academic Centre)

Call for Papers for the EASA 2020 panel no. 077 in Lisbon (21-24 July 2020):

Securitized Education: critical perceptions on the entanglements between military, security and education [Anthropology of Security Network, Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology PACSA]

Short abstract:

This panel seeks to demonstrate how military/security and educational domains are entangled in ways that promote militarization and securitization. By examining these entanglements critically, we aim to uncover processes that normalize the use of violence and military means within civil society.


Submit your paper here!


Long abstract:

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Newsletter 2019 (2)

by Thomas Hoppenheit on September 20, 2019

Find the Newsletter as a PDF here.

Dear Network Members,

The call for panels for the 2020 EASA conference in Lisbon is now open. We invite you to submit panel proposals under the Anthropology of Security Network. Please feel free to use the network email list to exchange upon proposals or to find colleagues interested in convening a panel together. The Call for panel closes on 21st of October. https://www.easaonline.org/conferences/easa2020/

To draw other security scholar’s attention to your panel and to increase the network’s visibility, we encourage you to propose your panel under the ASN banner by adding “[ASN]” in your panel submission. Please inform us (anthro-security@protonmail.com) beforehand about the security-related panels you’re planning to submit.

Other updates

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Out now: Secrecy and Methods in Security Research: A Guide to Qualitative Fieldwork

by Thomas Hoppenheit on May 8, 2019

edited by Marieke De Goede, Esmé Bosma and Polly Pallister-Wilkins, London; New York: Routledge, 2019.

including chapters by ASN members Erella Grassiani and Alexandra Schwell!

For more information please visit the books page on CRC Press.

Summary

This book analyses the challenges of secrecy in security research, and develops a set of methods to navigate, encircle and work with secrecy.

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ILLUSTRATED BOOK REVIEW: “Bodies as Evidence. Security, Knowledge, and Power”

by Thomas Hoppenheit on May 2, 2019

The human body has become a privileged “bearer and signifier” of in/security – so the main message of the book “Bodies as Evidence. Security, Knowledge, and Power” (eds. Maguire, Rao, Zurawski 2018). As such, body-evidence relations can be turned into an insightful object of inquiry, as the nine thematic chapters of the book show. Jean Comaroff praises the book precisely for illuminating “the core drama of our times, when radical uncertainty feeds a fetishism of evidence, when alt-authoritarianism breeds a strange new relativism and an insidious obsession with fakery” (book-cover).

Illustrated book review by Monika Weissensteiner, continue reading via https://www.surveillance-studies.org and have a look at the animated illustrations (video) of the first chapter below.