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Assange and how truth does not set you free

john hutnyk , December 10th, 2021

******************** On thursday 9th Dec 2021 the first 15 minutes of my lecture on Media outlined the reasons why the extradition of Julian Assange should be opposed and…


Automating the Beast: Modern Police Power and the (Digi)Dog

Austin Hoffman , December 9th, 2021

As an undergraduate, I worked multiple jobs to make ends meet. For one of those jobs, I was a kennel attendant at a veterinary clinic and  earned $7.75…


30 Minute Methods at TDTU – Ken Fero

john hutnyk , November 24th, 2021

This has a shaky start because the zoom settings were wacko, But after a minute its much better. Ken Fero talks on obstinate memory under the title: ‘Documentary…


No Olympics

john hutnyk , August 22nd, 2021

Because of the money-suck, the corporate sponsorship (riotinto making the medals in London), the fake moralism about drugs, the ‘security’ policing, the clearing of the inner city of…


Jaime A Alves: F*ck the Police! Murderous cops, the myth of police fragility and the case for an insurgent anthropology

focaal_admin , April 27th, 2021

‘Blue lives matter,’ says the mantra of police fragility. The mythology about defenseless officers being hunted and killed by criminals is indeed a powerful one, mobilized by right-wing…


Felix Lussem: Alienating “facts” and uneven futures of energy transition

focaal_admin , April 7th, 2021

We are in the middle of the Rhineland’s lignite mining region, a semi-urban to rural area in the west of Germany. The landscape is considerably altered by past…


Aliki Angelidou: “It is not the police that enters the universities, but democracy”: Greek universities as spearhead of an authoritarian turn

focaal_admin , March 18th, 2021

On February 22nd police forces entered the campus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, heavily beating many students, arresting 31 of them, and teargasing all those present, including…


Sex workers working with police: Sue Davis, Vancouver BC

laura agustin , December 11th, 2020

We hear most about the big moments in sex workers’ rights movements – court decisions, parliamentary reports, conferences, public protests. But many groups engage in negotiations behind th…

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In the Journals – Policing and Discrimination

allisontedesco , October 5th, 2020

George Floyd protest signs at the Ottawa Courthouse by Janderson L. via wikimedia Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that are…


In the Journals – Police Abolition

allisontedesco , August 24th, 2020

Allegory of Justice (Sanctity of the Law) by The Metropolitan Museum of Art via PICRYL Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations…


Double Injustice: Media Racism

john hutnyk , July 28th, 2020

Back in 2003 Imogen Bunting, whose birthday it would have been today, wrote this on the film INJUSTICE by Tariq and Ken. To date the film still has…


#Review: Sentiment, Reason and Law

Ivan Shmatko , July 10th, 2020

What if the police were not independent from political interests? What if various citizens and influential figures constantly intervened in officers’ decision-making, influencing the outcomes and ther…


Insa Koch: The Making of Modern Slavery in Austerity Britain

focaal_admin , June 12th, 2020

Insa Koch, London School of Economics States’ claims that they are relieving human suffering have become a central element of their ongoing liberal legitimation amid their production of…


Review: ‘The Gray Zone: Sovereignty, Human Smuggling and Undercover Police Investigations in Europe’ by Gregory Feldman

Dafna Rachok , May 28th, 2020

Irregular migration has been one of the most popular topics of the political debates in Europe for already a few years. Issues of border policing and border control…


Walking becomes political during the pandemic

Guest Contributor , April 30th, 2020

Anthrodendum welcomes guest blogger Bicram Rijal, PhD. Candidate in Anthropology at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC., Canada. His doctoral thesis f…


Naked Anthropologist News: Bloody Brexit, Feb 2020

laura agustin , February 17th, 2020

  News from the many worlds of sex work, provided to Radio Ava in London, February 2020 by me, the Naked Anthropologist, Laura Agustín. The Naked Anthropologist celebrates…

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Katherine Verdery on her book, My Life as a Spy

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https://www.dukeupress.edu/my-life-as-a-spy Interview by Tim Gitzen Tim Gitzen: You describe this book—and the process of reading your police file and writing the book—as part memoir. This is evident…

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Penal-izing poverty, drug retail and migrants – Louie Wacquant

john hutnyk , February 5th, 2019

Page 278 of Loic (Louie) Wacquant’s 2008 Book “Urban Outcasts: A Comparative Sociology of Advanced Marginality”. (Polity).


In the Journals, October 2018

williamodum , October 22nd, 2018

Map of Downtown Vancouver, taken from Fast, Danya, and David Cunningham. ““We Don’t Belong There”: New Geographies of Homelessness, Addiction, and Social Control in Vancouver’s Inner City.&#8221…


Re-framing Crime, Violence, and Poverty: new cinematic narratives of Black criminality in Imperial Dreams

ngraulich , October 12th, 2018

Introduction: reframings Redmond (2017) has noted that, in order to garner support for the punitive policies of the War on Drugs, Americans were presented with stories that framed…


Fed up security officers and drunk policemen in Nairobi by Francesco Colona

Francesco Colona , October 1st, 2018

Greenwoods is a neighbourhood in Nairobi, Kenya, dotted with diplomatic residences. At the time of my research on public-private assemblages of security provision and the reconfiguration of citizenshi…


Book Review: The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

Rose Deller , July 30th, 2018

In The End of Policing, Alex S. Vitale offers an indictment of contemporary policing in the US, condemning not only the roles and actions of the US police, but…

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Fear and Loathing in Atlanta

Hilary Agro , April 28th, 2018

Content warning: racism, violence, mention of miscarriage. I was on my way to the airplane that would take me back home, to Canada. I boarded the train between…

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#Review: The Truth About Crime

Karen Faulk , March 27th, 2018

What is ‘crime’? A social pathology? A violation of social order? The object or raison d’être of law enforcement? How can we best conceive of crime, criminality, and…