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APLA at AAA 2016: Racism, BLM, and Immigrant Rights

In 2016, global politics brought race and immigration to the forefront of debates. Humanitarian crises and elections highlighted conflicts about race, place, and belonging…

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Black Lives Matter

APLA at AAA 2016: Racism, BLM, and Immigrant Rights

In 2016, global politics brought race and immigration to the forefront of debates. Humanitarian crises and elections highlighted conflicts about race, place, and belonging…

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New PoLAR Emergent Conversation: The Nastiest Candidate Won. Now What?

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review’s fifth emergent conversation reflects on the recent U.S. presidential election, presenting a variety of perspectives…

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New PoLAR Emergent Conversation: The Nastiest Candidate Won. Now What?

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review’s fifth emergent conversation reflects on the recent U.S. presidential election, presenting a variety of perspectives…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Human Rights Vernacularizations

Sally Merry’s work on vernacularization and translation has recast anthropological analysis of human rights, helping anthropology move beyond universalism-relativism debates and opening new terrain…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Human Rights Vernacularizations

Sally Merry’s work on vernacularization and translation has recast anthropological analysis of human rights, helping anthropology move beyond universalism-relativism debates and opening new terrain…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Post-Genomic Constitutions

We live in a world where human health is increasingly rendered knowable through technologies of molecularization. These technologies raise important questions about the intersection of law and science…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Post-Genomic Constitutions

We live in a world where human health is increasingly rendered knowable through technologies of molecularization. These technologies raise important questions about the intersection of law and science…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Evidence of Malfeasance

The globalization of both liberal, transparent selfhood and neoliberal, commodified selfhood have altered local ethical regimes around the world. But has this changed how we verify ethical breaches?…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Evidence of Malfeasance

The globalization of both liberal, transparent selfhood and neoliberal, commodified selfhood have altered local ethical regimes around the world. But has this changed how we verify ethical breaches?…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Life Matters

Anthropology’s knowledge project has long been entangled with its political project. The questions we have asked have emerged from specific real world issues and problems, while also exploring broad theoretical questions…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Life Matters

Anthropology’s knowledge project has long been entangled with its political project. The questions we have asked have emerged from specific real world issues and problems, while also exploring broad theoretical questions…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Early Career Mentoring

At the 2016 AAA meetings, APLA will be offering two Early Career mentoring events; these events are free and open to all conference attendees.The first event, titled “Writing for the Media,” asks how we can contribute to public…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Early Career Mentoring

At the 2016 AAA meetings, APLA will be offering two Early Career mentoring events; these events are free and open to all conference attendees.The first event, titled “Writing for the Media,” asks how we can contribute to public…

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Service and Community as a Graduate Student in APLA

By Joshua Clark I began working with the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) in early 2012, when I was approached about serving as the section’s graduate…

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Service and Community as a Graduate Student in APLA

By Joshua Clark I began working with the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) in early 2012, when I was approached about serving as the section’s graduate…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Graduate Student Workshops

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Each year during the AAA meetings, the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) sponsors a series of special workshops…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Graduate Student Workshops

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Each year during the AAA meetings, the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) sponsors a series of special workshops…

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APLA at AAA 2016 Preview

APLA has an exciting roster of events planned for the AAA meetings this year including 43 sessions, graduate student workshops, early career mentoring events and the annual APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize and APLA Book Prize…

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APLA at AAA 2016 Preview

APLA has an exciting roster of events planned for the AAA meetings this year including 43 sessions, graduate student workshops, early career mentoring events and the annual APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize and APLA Book Prize…

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“Lock Her Up!”: Corruption Discourse and Gendered Politics

By Emily Riley

During this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on multiple occasions delegates chanted “Lock her up!”…

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“Lock Her Up!”: Corruption Discourse and Gendered Politics

By Emily Riley

During this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on multiple occasions delegates chanted “Lock her up!”…

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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?…

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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?…

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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…

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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…

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: Critical Police Studies I

These panels bring together scholars in the emerging subfield of “critical police studies.” CPS scholars use qualitative methods and draw on a range of data sources to critically examine the dynamics of race and class in law enforcement…

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#LSANOLA16 Preview: Critical Police Studies I

These panels bring together scholars in the emerging subfield of “critical police studies.” CPS scholars use qualitative methods and draw on a range of data sources to critically examine the dynamics of race and class in law enforcement…

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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 capture the controversial nature of policing in racially marginalized communities…

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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 capture the controversial nature of policing in racially marginalized communities…