The Anthropology of Security

The anthropological perspectives in this volume stretch from the frontlines of policing and counter-terrorism to border control.

Author: Mark Maguire

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745334578

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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In a post-Cold War world of political unease and economic crisis, processes of securitisation are transforming nation-states, their citizens and non-citizens in profound ways. This book shows how contemporary Europe is now home to a vast security industry which uses biometric identification systems, CCTV and quasi-military techniques to police migrants and disadvantaged neighbourhoods. This is the first collection of anthropological studies of security with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on Europe. The Anthropology of Security draws together studies on the lived experiences of security and policing from the perspective of those most affected in their everyday lives. The anthropological perspectives in this volume stretch from the frontlines of policing and counter-terrorism to border control.

Anthropologists in the SecurityScape

This book provides a foundation for the debate, with accounts of the work of cultural, physical and linguistic anthropologists and archaeologists in governmental and military organizations and the private sector.

Author: Robert Albro

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1611320143

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

View: 550

As a heated debate about social scientists working in national security environments divides the disciplines, this book by leading anthropologists fills a significant gap in the literature by providing the fine-grained, candid accounts of this changing work environment and provocative dialogues about the way practitioners negotiate ethics and professional identity.

A World of Insecurity

A pioneering contribution to the emergent anthropology of human security that brings classic concerns of the field into the 21st century.

Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Publisher: Anthropology, Culture and Soci

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 266

A pioneering contribution to the emergent anthropology of human security that brings classic concerns of the field into the 21st century.

The Anthropology of Tourism Security

Unlike other past decades, today foreign tourists and journalists are targeted by these radical cells. In view of this, a book, which revolves around tourism security, is not only necessary but represents an unquestionable urgency.

Author: Maximiliano E. Korstanje

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781536161342

Category: Terrorism

Page: 207

View: 705

"As a concept, tourism security has recently occupied a central position not only in tourism and hospitality fields but also in the social imaginary. The post-Westphalian nation states devote considerable energy and resources to fight against the radicalized groups but the fact is that terrorism still remains a big problem and is very hard to resolve. Unlike other past decades, today foreign tourists and journalists are targeted by these radical cells. In view of this, a book, which revolves around tourism security, is not only necessary but represents an unquestionable urgency. In this editorial project, the authors gather 9 seminal chapters which discuss-from different perspectives-the anthropological nature of tourism security as well as the next steps to follow in the years to come. Oscillating from ISIS and terrorism to climate change, without mentioning security on board of cruises or health issues, this book situates as a must-read work, which sheds light on the dichotomies between the needs of further security and the attractiveness of destinations"--

Spaces of Security

“Toward a Critical Anthropology of Security.” Current Anthropology 51(4): 487–
517. Goldstein, Daniel M. 2012. Outlawed: Between Security and Rights in a
Bolivian City. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Goldstein, Daniel M. 2015. “
Some ...

Author: Mark Maguire

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479863017

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 600

An ethnographic investigation into the dynamics between space and security in countries around the world It is difficult to imagine two contexts as different as a soccer stadium and a panic room. Yet, they both demonstrate dynamics of the interplay between security and space. This book focuses on the infrastructures of security, considering locations as varied as public entertainment venues to border walls to blast-proof bedrooms. Around the world, experts, organizations, and governments are managing societies in the name of security, while scholars and commentators are writing about surveillance, state violence, and new technologies. Yet in spite of the growing emphasis on security, few truly consider the spatial dimensions of security, and particularly how the relationship between space and security varies across cultures. This volume explores spaces of security not only by attending to how security is produced by and in spaces, but also by emphasizing the ways in which it is constructed in the contemporary landscape. The book explores diverse contexts ranging from biometrics in India to counterterrorism in East Africa to border security in Argentina. The ethnographic studies demonstrate the power of a spatial lens to highlight aspects of security that otherwise remain hidden, while also adding clarity to an elusive and dangerous way of managing the world.

Times of Security

Exploring diverse notions and experiences of time involved in security practices across the globe, this volume brings together a selection of international scholars who conduct ethnographic research in a broad ambit of securitized contexts ...

Author: Martin Holbraad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135134421

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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In the current world disorder, security is on everyone’s lips. But what is security from a cross-cultural perspective? How is it imagined and experienced by people on the ground? Crucially, what visions of the future are at stake in people’s potentially divergent concerns with security: what, and when, is the time of security? Exploring diverse notions and experiences of time involved in security practices across the globe, this volume brings together a selection of international scholars who conduct ethnographic research in a broad ambit of securitized contexts – from the experience of Palestinian detainees in Israel or forms of popular violence in Bolivia, to efforts to normalize social relations in post-conflict Yugoslavia and ways of imagining threat in left-radical protest movements in Northern Europe. Interrogating recent debates about the role of "securitization" in contemporary politics, the book paves the way for novel forms of security analysis at the crossroads between anthropology and political science, focusing on the comparative study of the temporalities of securitization in a multi-polar world. Offering a pioneering synthesis, the book will be of interest not only to anthropologists, but also to students and scholars in political science and the growing field of Security Studies in International Relations.

The Political Anthropology of Internationalized Politics

in twentieth-century British social anthropology, security was also analyzed within
a “narrow” perspective, associated with “rule” and “order,” and regarded as
something that could only be established through intervention—often coercively
—by ...

Author: Sarah Biecker

Publisher:

ISBN: 1538149516

Category:

Page: 220

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Explores methods and concepts of political anthropology and explains how they can be used for the analysis of international relations and internationalized politics.

The Guarding Tribe

Author: Graham Birch

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781873127209

Category: Police, Private

Page: 144

View: 100


Borderlands

This book examines how different kinds of security and insecurity manifest and interconnect at state borders, encompassing the personal and the political, the social and the economic, in ways that reinforce or undermine the identities of ...

Author: Hastings Donnan

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761851240

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

View: 316

This book examines how different kinds of security and insecurity manifest and interconnect at state borders, encompassing the personal and the political, the social and the economic, in ways that reinforce or undermine the identities of those whose lives these borders frame.

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Appropriations Committee

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Page: 358

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Security Blurs

This book presents a new anthropological approach to security by explicitly addressing the overlap and entanglement of the practices and discourses of state and non-state security providers, and the associated forms of cooperation and confl ...

Author: Tessa Diphoorn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351127365

Category: Social Science

Page: 16

View: 669

Security Blurs makes an important contribution to anthropological work on security. It introduces the notion of “security blurs” to analyse manifestations of security that are visible and identifi able, yet constructed and made up of a myriad and overlapping set of actors, roles, motivations, values, practices, ideas, materialities and power dynamics in their inception and performance. The chapters address the entanglements and overlaps between a variety of state and non-state security providers, from the police and the military to vigilantes, community organisations and private security companies. The contributors offer rich ethnographic studies of everyday security practices across a range of cultural contexts and reveal the impact on the lives of ordinary citizens. This book presents a new anthropological approach to security by explicitly addressing the overlap and entanglement of the practices and discourses of state and non-state security providers, and the associated forms of cooperation and confl ict that permit an analysis of these actors’ activities as increasingly “blurred”.

Report of the Federal Security Agency

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Author: United States. Office of Education

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Category: Education

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Mutual security program

He had been a teacher at Columbia , the University of Maryland , the Washington
School of Psychiatry and other schools , fellow of the Anthropological Society ,
officer of the Society for Applied Anthropology , author of the text , “ The Silent ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mutual security program, 1951-

Page: 3081

View: 274


Anthropology of Food

Author: Johan Pottier

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745615349

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 699

In this new book, Pottier provides an incisive account of food production and famine in the world today. Drawing on the work of anthropologists and other sources, he offers a wide-ranging account of the methods used to produce and distribute food in a variety of cultural and historical contexts, from India to sub-Saharan Africa.

Security and Suspicion

This book offers a way to understand why security propagates the very fears and suspicions it is supposed to reduce.

Author: Juliana Ochs

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812205688

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 397

In Israel, gates, fences, and walls encircle public spaces while guards scrutinize, inspect, and interrogate. With a population constantly aware of the possibility of suicide bombings, Israel is defined by its culture of security. Security and Suspicion is a closely drawn ethnographic study of the way Israeli Jews experience security in their everyday lives. Observing security concerns through an anthropological lens, Juliana Ochs investigates the relationship between perceptions of danger and the political strategies of the state. Ochs argues that everyday security practices create exceptional states of civilian alertness that perpetuate—rather than mitigate—national fear and ongoing violence. In Israeli cities, customers entering gated urban cafés open their handbags for armed security guards and parents circumnavigate feared neighborhoods to deliver their children safely to school. Suspicious objects appear to be everywhere, as Israelis internalize the state's vigilance for signs of potential suicide bombers. Fear and suspicion not only permeate political rhetoric, writes Ochs, but also condition how people see, the way they move, and the way they relate to Palestinians. Ochs reveals that in Israel everyday practices of security—in the home, on commutes to work, or in cafés and restaurants—are as much a part of conflict as soldiers and military checkpoints. Based on intensive fieldwork in Israel during the second intifada, Security and Suspicion charts a new approach to issues of security while contributing to our appreciation of the subtle dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This book offers a way to understand why security propagates the very fears and suspicions it is supposed to reduce.

The Anthropology of East Europe Review

Anthropology of East Europe Review PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH
FOR CONSERVING CROP GENETIC ... This process of agro - biodiversity
erosion might threaten food security and the future of sustainable agriculture (
FAO , 1999 ...

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Category: Ethnology

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Anthropology News

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CHAIR Since 2006 , the Ad Hoc Commission on the Engagement of
Anthropology with US Security and Intelligence Communities ( CEAUSSIC ) has
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Bodies as Evidence

Contributors. Carolina Alonso-Bejarano, Gregory Feldman, Francisco J. Ferrándiz, Daniel M. Goldstein, Ieva Jusionyte, Amade M’charek, Mark Maguire, Joseph P. Masco, Ursula Rao, Antonius C. G. M. Robben, Joseba Zulaika, Nils Zurawski

Author: Mark Maguire

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 1478004304

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 735

From biometrics to predictive policing, contemporary security relies on sophisticated scientific evidence-gathering and knowledge-making focused on the human body. Bringing together new anthropological perspectives on the complexities of security in the present moment, the contributors to Bodies as Evidence reveal how bodies have become critical sources of evidence that is organized and deployed to classify, recognize, and manage human life. Through global case studies that explore biometric identification, border control, forensics, predictive policing, and counterterrorism, the contributors show how security discourses and practices that target the body contribute to new configurations of knowledge and power. At the same time, margins of error, unreliable technologies, and a growing suspicion of scientific evidence in a “post-truth” era contribute to growing insecurity, especially among marginalized populations. Contributors. Carolina Alonso-Bejarano, Gregory Feldman, Francisco J. Ferrándiz, Daniel M. Goldstein, Ieva Jusionyte, Amade M’charek, Mark Maguire, Joseph P. Masco, Ursula Rao, Antonius C. G. M. Robben, Joseba Zulaika, Nils Zurawski

Armed groups Studies in National Security Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency

25 Armed Groups through the Lens of Anthropology David W. Kriebel As this
volume will attest, the study of armed groups cuts across many disciplines and is
of interest to many government agencies, from the State Department to the CIA,
and ...

Author:

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160866999

Category:

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The 21st Century

The Century of Anthropology : [program and Abstracts] : the 14th International
Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological ... AMONG THE SECURITY
SPECIALISTS : TOWARDS A CRITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY OF SECURITY
STUDIES .

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Category: Anthropology

Page: 422

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