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Campus Policing: A New Arena of Ethnographic Inquiry

By Sophia Balakian What does an anthropological engagement with policing look like? What can ethnography contribute to urgent practical issues in contemporary policing? These questions were among those explored by students…

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Campus Policing: A New Arena of Ethnographic Inquiry

By Sophia Balakian What does an anthropological engagement with policing look like? What can ethnography contribute to urgent practical issues in contemporary policing? These questions were among those explored by students…

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#BREXIT, Trump, and Public Anthropology

In the days after the Brexit referendum, a friend in California confided that every morning he searched the internet for articles explaining why the Brexit outcome did not mean Donald Trump…

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#BREXIT, Trump, and Public Anthropology

In the days after the Brexit referendum, a friend in California confided that every morning he searched the internet for articles explaining why the Brexit outcome did not mean Donald Trump…

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Anthropology, Brexit and Xenophobia in Europe

By Felix Stein The decision of people in Britain to leave the European Union has come as a surprise, even a shock to most of my friends and colleagues who work in academia here in England. While the EU’s neoliberal

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Anthropology, Brexit and Xenophobia in Europe

By Felix Stein The decision of people in Britain to leave the European Union has come as a surprise, even a shock to most of my friends and colleagues who work in academia here in England. While the EU’s neoliberal

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: Critical Police Studies I

These panels bring together scholars in the emerging subfield of “critical police studies”…

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: Critical Police Studies I

These panels bring together scholars in the emerging subfield of “critical police studies”…

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: Critical Police Studies II

The widespread protests that followed the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 and Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland in 2015…

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: Critical Police Studies II

The widespread protests that followed the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 and Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland in 2015…

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: From Questions of Belonging to Questions of Excess

Law and society scholarship illuminates how law can inform and react to social change…

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: From Questions of Belonging to Questions of Excess

Law and society scholarship illuminates how law can inform and react to social change…

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#LSANOLA2016 Preview: Languages and Practices of Legality

The Ethnography Collaborative Research Network within the Law and Society Association is sponsoring several panels and events of interest to anthropologists…

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#LSANOLA2016 Preview: Languages and Practices of Legality

The Ethnography Collaborative Research Network within the Law and Society Association is sponsoring several panels and events of interest to anthropologists…

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: Ethnographic Explorations of Illegalities, Penality, and Risk/Security Part III

Papers in Part III, presented here, explore the subjective dimensions of law and politics in situations where the contours of legality are contested and transformed, documenting the subject positions that emerge…

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: Ethnographic Explorations of Illegalities, Penality, and Risk/Security Part III

Papers in Part III, presented here, explore the subjective dimensions of law and politics in situations where the contours of legality are contested and transformed, documenting the subject positions that emerge…

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: Ethnographic Explorations of Illegalities, Penality, and Risk/Security Part II

Thursday, June 2nd 2:45-4:30pm Balcony M (4th floor) These three linked sessions present detailed ethnographic examinations of the legal governance of crime, punishment, risk and security. Papers in Part II, presented here, consider the racial, gendered, and class dynamics of mass incarceration, and

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: Ethnographic Explorations of Illegalities, Penality, and Risk/Security Part II

Thursday, June 2nd 2:45-4:30pm Balcony M (4th floor) These three linked sessions present detailed ethnographic examinations of the legal governance of crime, punishment, risk and security. Papers in Part II, presented here, consider the racial, gendered, and class dynamics of mass incarceration, and

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New Issue: Political and Legal Anthropology Review

The May 2016 issue of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review (Volume 39, Issue 1) is now available. It features a symposium on Climate Change Transformations…

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New Issue: Political and Legal Anthropology Review

The May 2016 issue of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review (Volume 39, Issue 1) is now available. It features a symposium on Climate Change Transformations…

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: Ethnographic Explorations of Illegalities, Penality, and Risk/Security Part I

These three linked sessions present detailed ethnographic examinations of the legal governance of crime, punishment, risk and security…

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: Ethnographic Explorations of Illegalities, Penality, and Risk/Security Part I

These three linked sessions present detailed ethnographic examinations of the legal governance of crime, punishment, risk and security…

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: Following the Law

The Ethnography Collaborative Research Network within the Law and Society Association is sponsoring several panels and events of interest to anthropologists…

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: Following the Law

The Ethnography Collaborative Research Network within the Law and Society Association is sponsoring several panels and events of interest to anthropologists…

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New in PoLAR: Perspectives on AAA’s Israel Boycott Vote

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review’s fourth emergent conversation features a variety of perspectives regarding the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) vote on a possible boycott of Israeli academic institutions. From April 15-May 30, AAA members have a chance to cast a vote on the proposed boycott

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New in PoLAR: Perspectives on AAA’s Israel Boycott Vote

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review’s fourth emergent conversation features a variety of perspectives regarding the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) vote on a possible boycott of Israeli academic institutions. From April 15-May 30, AAA members have a chance to cast a vote on the proposed boycott

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APLA Announces 2016 Graduate Student Paper Prize

APLA (Association for Political and Legal Anthropology) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Student Paper Prize is open for submissions. The APLA Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program to send stand-alone papers centering on political and/or legal institutions and processes…

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APLA Announces 2016 Graduate Student Paper Prize

APLA (Association for Political and Legal Anthropology) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Student Paper Prize is open for submissions. The APLA Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program to send stand-alone papers centering on political and/or legal institutions and processes…

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Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in Postwar Afghanistan

PoLAR co-editor Heath Cabot interviews Julie Billaud about her monograph, Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in Postwar Afghanistan, and the issues it raises for political anthropology. The book is an ethnographic exploration of gender politics, humanitarianism and legal reform in “postwar reconstruction” Afghanistan.

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Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in Postwar Afghanistan

PoLAR co-editor Heath Cabot interviews Julie Billaud about her monograph, Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in Postwar Afghanistan, and the issues it raises for political anthropology. The book is an ethnographic exploration of gender politics, humanitarianism and legal reform in “postwar reconstruction” Afghanistan.

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Call for Graduate Student Representative

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is accepting applications for a
second Graduate Student Representative to the section’s Board of Directors. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, working with the Board…

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Call for Graduate Student Representative

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is accepting applications for a
second Graduate Student Representative to the section’s Board of Directors. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, working with the Board…