A one-day workshop in Maynooth University
This one-day seminar brings together scholars, experts and industry practitioners from diverse fields to address the above questions. The focus will be on the citizen as sensor, data transparency and privacy; surveillance and security, and new forms of scrutiny.
(Renehan Hall, South Campus)
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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 police migrants and disadvantaged neighbourhoods. This is the first collection of anthropological studies of security with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on Europe.
This is the web presence of the Anthropology of Security network in the European Association of Social Anthropologists.
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