Tag: PoLAR

APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition

randiirwin , April 10th, 2022


The APLA Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program to send papers centering the analysis of political and/or legal institutions and processes…


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PoLAR Book Reviews Editor

randiirwin , October 21st, 2021


Incoming Co-Editors of the Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR) journal, Sindiso Mnisi Weeks and Georgina Ramsay, are inviting…


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APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize 2021

randiirwin , April 7th, 2021


The APLA Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (including M.A., Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., S.J.D. etc.) to send papers centering…


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Call for Nominations: Editor(s) of Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR)

randiirwin , August 18th, 2020


The APLA Board of Directors seeks nominations for the next editor(s) of the Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR). We aim to announce the appointment by February 2021….


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Editorial Introduction: On Horizontal Alliances, History and the Bonds of Community

randiirwin , March 23rd, 2019


By Michal Rose Friedman – Since we published our first installment of “Speaking Justice to Power: Pittsburgh Scholars respond…


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Memorializing the Memorial to the Tree of Life Shooting

randiirwin , March 23rd, 2019


by Laurie Zittrain Eisenberg – Tree of Life synagogue has been my family’s shul for three generations and I am currently a Board member. I went to Hebrew…


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When Scholars are Political, Human, and Shattered

randiirwin , March 23rd, 2019


By Rachel Kranson – As both a professor of Jewish history and a local organizer with Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, I had long felt myself well-positioned as…


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The Historian’s Craft

randiirwin , March 23rd, 2019


Thoughts on Reading and Making History in the Wake of Tree of Life by Avigail Oren – I experienced the events and aftermath of the Tree of Life shooting…


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New PoLAR Editors and Editorial Board

randiirwin , January 30th, 2019


The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is pleased to welcome the new co-editors of Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR), Jessica Greenberg and Jessica Winegar.


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On Not Teaching Fast Enough, Far Enough

randiirwin , January 17th, 2019


This summer I was asked by the United Steelworkers to give a talk on Central American migration to union leaders gathered from across the country for ongoing education…


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On the Politics of Reflection

randiirwin , January 17th, 2019


On the afternoon of 30 October 2018 I left my office—late—to attend what had been described to me as a “rally” or a “protest” to coincide with President…


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Response to the Tree of Life Shootings

randiirwin , January 17th, 2019


Since Columbine, Americans have grown unsettlingly accustomed to mass shootings. We know what to expect from politicians, the media, and gun-control and gun rights advocates. More recently, especially…


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Editorial Introduction: Living in Pittsburgh in the Aftermath of the Tree of Life Shootings

randiirwin , January 17th, 2019


The shooting that took place on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, at the Tree of Life Synagogue, (home to three congregations), leaving…


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New Issue of PoLAR: Volume 41, Issue 2

randiirwin , December 8th, 2018


The latest issue of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review marks the end of Heath Cabot and William Garriott’s tenure as the editors of PoLAR. In their introduction, “In Good Faith …


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Speaking Justice to Power Ebooks Available!

Jennifer Curtis , November 16th, 2018


The Speaking Justice to Power series is now available as downloadable ebooks. SJP I & II are available on our teaching resources page. You may also download them…


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A Pregnant Kid in a Cage: Jane Doe’s Fight for Reproductive Rights

randiirwin , November 12th, 2018


The Obama administration’s carefully calibrated immigration revisions increased penalties against undocumented border crossers and returned people immediately to their countries…


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“Donde lo tienen?” Working in an archive of the disappeared in Guatemala

randiirwin , November 12th, 2018


“But sirs, people do not vanish, ¿Would it be possible that the Earth had swallowed him?, or as the rumors about secret prisons go…


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Prison and Coup d’État

randiirwin , November 12th, 2018


About ten years ago I was strolling along Avenida Paulista, Brazil’s most well-known commercial thoroughfare when a person handed me a pamphlet. Without breaking stride, I started to…


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Monitored Confinement and Rule by Philanthropy in Rio de Janeiro and Baltimore

randiirwin , November 12th, 2018


A 2009 classified cable from the US Consulate in Rio de Janeiro, later declassified by the whistleblowing platform WikiLeaks, outlined the…


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From Structural to Stochastic Violence

Jennifer Curtis , November 12th, 2018


Last spring, Karina Biondi, 2017 APLA Book Prize winner, approached us to develop a Speaking Justice to Power series on incarceration and confinement in the Americas, their role…


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Call for PoLAR Digital Editorial Fellows

randiirwin , October 24th, 2018


In 2012, PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review launched the Digital Editorial Fellows (def) Program for graduate students interested in enhancing their knowledge and experience in scholarly e…


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Selfhood in flames? Imprisonment and Cauterization in Arizona’s Prison Wildfire Program

randiirwin , October 3rd, 2018


By Lindsey Raisa Feldman, PhD The United States, self-mythologized for centuries as a paragon of freedom and liberty, now serves as an ironic…


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“Assisted Freedom”: Carceral Transmutation and Juvenile Offenders in Brazil

randiirwin , October 3rd, 2018


By Sara R. Munhoz In 2012, during my fieldwork in a semi-open socio-educational center on the outskirts of the city of São Paulo, I participated in a meeting…


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Inside Out: Confinement, Revolt and Repression in Nicaragua

randiirwin , October 3rd, 2018


By Julienne Weegels Since 18 April 2018, the force deployed by the Sandinista state against a surge of popular protest has left over 400 dead, over 2,000 injured,…


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