Category Archives: literature

Sneak Preview: 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 including chapters by ASN members Erella Grassiani and Alexandra Schwell! Expected August 2019 – 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 […]

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 […]

Out now: Security Blurs

by Thomas Hoppenheit on April 12, 2019

Security Blurs:The Politics of Plural Security Provision edited by Tessa Diphoorn and Erella Grassiani, London: Routledge, 2018 Contributors: Laurens Bakker, Lars Buur, Tessa Diphoorn, Erella Grassiani, Rivke Jaffe, Line Jakobsen, Helene Maria Kyed, Erika Robb Larkins, Perle Møhl, Moritz Schuberth, Atreyee Sen and Jeremy Siegman To order the book please click here. For a first […]

Out now: Der Alltag der (Un-)Sicherheit.

by Thomas Hoppenheit on March 5, 2019

Der Alltag der (Un-)Sicherheit. Ethnografisch-kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf die Sicherheitsgesellschaft (in German) edited by Alexandra Schwell and Katharina Eisch-Angus, Berlin: Panama Verlag, 2018 Contributors: Niklas Barth, Katharina Eisch-Angus, Stefan Groth, Mark Maguire, Kai Nowak, Christoph Paret, Johanna Rolshoven, Antonius Schneider, Alexandra Schwell, Maria Schwertl und Nils Zurawski To order the book please click here. Download an […]

Out now: Bodies of evidence

by admin on November 8, 2018

Bodies as Evidence. Security, Knowledge, and Power. edited by Mark Maguire, Ursula Rao and Nils Zurawski Duke University Press 2018. You can read the introduction online. Contributors: Daniel M. Goldstein, Carolina Alonso Bejarano, Gregory Feldman, Elida K. U. Jacobsen, Ieva Jusionyte, Joseph Masco, Joseba Zulaika  

New book: Anthropology of Security

by admin on August 18, 2014

Edited by Mark Maguire (Maynooth, Irland) Nils Zurawski (Hamburg) and Catarina Frois (Lisbon): The Anthropology of Security: Perspectives from the Frontline of Policing, Counter-terrorism and Border Control. London, Pluto Press 2014 The book shows how contemporary Europe is now home to a vast security industry which uses biometric identification systems, CCTV and quasi-military techniques to […]