Tag: Anthropology of Policing

Prisoners of Culture

kevinkarpiak , May 7th, 2018

This piece is a little different from previous iterations of “Tip of The Cap.”  Earlier entries into this series were written by published scholars, and they were written…


DragNet: January 16 – January 31, 2018

ngraulich , February 6th, 2018

Image from projects.bettergov.org DragNet is back, with a recap of a number articles that came up last month in our twitter feed. In World News, we have a…


New book series, Police/Worlds: studies in security, crime and governance

kevinkarpiak , August 23rd, 2017

When we started this blog over 8 years (!) ago, part of the motivation was that those of us working on issues of policing from within the discipline…


CFP: Anthropology of Police: Techno-politics, Reform, and Questions of Violence #AAA2017

kevinkarpiak , March 27th, 2017

Call for Papers for AAA 2017 Meeting in Washington, DC Session Title: Anthropology of Police: Techno-politics, Reform, and Questions of Violence Organizer: Hayal Akarsu Discussant: Kevin G. Karpiak…


The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus Project, Week 12: Kevin G. Karpiak on the critical potential of an anthropology of police

kevinkarpiak , November 30th, 2016

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical…


CFP: Police Un/Bound: new ethnographies of policing at #AAA2016

kevinkarpiak , March 24th, 2016

Organizers: Victor Kumar (Johns Hopkins U) and Amrita Ibrahim (Georgetown U) At a time when many aspects of law enforcement are coming under increased scrutiny, anthropologists have a renewed…


CFP for a Special Issue: Thinking through police, producing theory: the new anthropology of police as mode of critical thought

kevinkarpiak , July 15th, 2015

Abstracts are currently being solicited for a special issue of the journal Theoretical Criminology on the theme “the new anthropology of police as a mode of critical thought”…


Conference Report: Global Policing at Oxford

kevinkarpiak , June 18th, 2015

Conference on Global Policing, Oxford UK (23 and 24 April 2015) Recently several of us here at Anthropoliteia were able to participate in a conference organized by Ian…


DragNet: April 20 – May 3, 2015

kcastner , May 3rd, 2015

“I think you have to have a shared collective memory of the past to recognize another human being,” writes Lawrence Jackson. His post, On Becoming More Human, examines…