The cfp is now open. Together withe the PACSA network we are calling for papers on the subject of Spaces of security.
The aim of this panel is to examine ethnographic research on spaces of security, take stock, and prepare for a future in which anthropologists will explore shifting contexts and the production of evidence therein – the near-future of security and insecurity.
Nils Zurawski (University of Hamburg)
Alexandra Schwell (University of Vienna)
Silja Klepp (University of Bremen)
The call for papers icloses at midnight GMT on February 15th, 2016.
The network has won some money from the Wenner-Gren Foundation to hold a workshop on ‘Spaces of Security: Local, National, Global’ at NUI, Maynooth from the 25th to 27th of April 2016.
The main hosts will be Mark Maguire and Setha Low. More details will follow.
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.
We will fill this site with more stuff, information and interesting news, events or other things in the weeks to come.