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> From: Volinz, Lior <[log in to unmask]>
> To: Nils Zurawski <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: AAG 2017: CFP 'The State and the Urban: a Security Affair'
> Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:46:01 +0200
> Dear Nils,
> Was great meeting you last week at the conference in Amsterdam - I
> hope you found it both enjoyable and productive. I'm sending you our
> CFP for a panel I'm co-organising at the upcoming AAG in New Orleans.
> I will be glad if you could share it to the EASA security network, and
> to anyone else you think might be interested in the nexus between
> security, state-crafting and the urban.
> all the best,
> Dear all,
> We are pleased to invite contributions to our panel on "The State and
> the Urban: a Security Affair" at the Annual Meeting of the American
> Association of Geographers (AAG), New Orleans, Louisiana, April 10-14,
> Deadline: October 13^th .
> A growing scholarly discussion turns our attention to the role of
> security practices, materialities and knowledge in crafting the state,
> a process which takes place in both colonial and Western settings
> (Hansen 2006, Goldstein 2012, Graham 2011). In this panel we would
> like to turn this discussion toward the urban: to explore the
> relations between the city, security provision and the state. While
> cityscapes inform and define the relations between (in)security
> provision and the production, or performance, of the state, so do
> these relations (re)configure both public and private urban space.
> The state, both in its ideas and its systems (Abrams 1988), has often
> approached as the source of sovereignty and authority. Through the
> bureaucratic, more or less corrupt, at times violent encounters
> between citizens who are positioned in an uneven geography of power,
> sovereignty and authority are often reproduced in practice and through
> discourses, suggesting specific ideas of state and state-ness (Gupta
> 2012; Trouillot 2001). Security encounters and the work of security
> providers, both public and private, such as police, army,
> neighbourhood watches, vigilante groups, private security companies,
> and mercenaries offers a privileged entry point to understand the
> dynamics through which the state and its apparatus is crafted in
> everyday interactions in cities.
> Security encounters and the political work of state crafting they do
> does not happen in a geographical vacuum. Urban areas are the cradles
> where all these actors meet and interact with each other and with the
> city dwellers. Cities need to be understood as those processes and
> spaces that allow for and make state crafting possible (Isin, 2007);
> It is often through and in the city that security practices,
> knowledge, materialities, and encounters inform and produce the
> contours of the state.
> Looking at state crafting and the blurring of the boundary between
> state and city through a multiplicity of security practices raises
> questions about urban planning, urban design, and the role of urban
> infrastructure. While the latter could be the technology providing
> security, they also need to be secured, entering complex relations
> with the residents of cities. Recently ever more urban areas are being
> securitized and militarized, becoming the playground and the stage for
> state endeavours, keeping the meaning of citizenship (in cities and
> beyond) on an ever-shifting plane. Substantive citizenship, based upon
> the distribution of rights, resources and privileges, is both claimed
> and denied through and within urban space. The city becomes both an
> arena and a producer of security challenges and citizenship claims,
> where terrorism,criminality, social struggles, migration and
> informality reshape our cities and (re)configure the relations between
> citizens and the state. We therefore welcome empirically based papers
> that discuss security practices in urban areas and their relation to
> the state, to issues of securitization, militarization,
> policing,infrastructure and security architecture.
> Please submit abstracts of max. 250 words to both conveners at
> [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>and [log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>by the dead-line, October 13^th . We aim to
> answer all submissions in the week following.
> Organized by: Lior Volinz
> of Amsterdam) and Francesco Colona
> of Amsterdam)
> We are looking forward to your contributions!
> Lior and Francesco
> Abrams, P. (1988). Notes on the Difficulty of Studying the State.
> /Journal of historical sociology/, /1/(1), 58-89.
> Goldstein, D. M. (2012). /Outlawed: between security and rights in a
> Bolivian city/. Duke University Press.
> Graham, S. (2011). /Cities under siege: The new military urbanism/.
> Verso Books.
> Gupta, A. (2012). /Red tape: Bureaucracy, structural violence, and
> poverty in India/. Duke University Press.
> Hansen, T. B. (2006). Performers of sovereignty: on the privatization
> of security in urban South Africa. /Critique of anthropology/,
> /26/(3), 279-295.
> Isin, E. F. (2007). City. state: critique of scalar thought.
> /Citizenship Studies/, /11/(2), 211-228.
> Trouillot, M. (2001). The anthropology of the state in the age of
> globalization 1: Close encounters of the deceptive kind. /Current
> anthropology/, /42/(1), 125-138.
> *Lior Volinz*
> PhD Candidate
> Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) /
> Centre for Urban Studies
> University of Amsterdam
> Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
> 1018 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dr. habil. Nils Zurawski
Inst. für kriminologische Sozialforschung
tel. +49 (0) 40 42838 2199 (AB)
fax. +49 (0) 40 42838 2328
*Achtung Sicherheitskontrollen! Flughäfen, Kultur, Un/Sicherheiten.
Gerrit Herlyn, Nils Zurawski (Hg.). LIT, 2016.
*Raum-Kontrolle-Weltbild.Raumvorstellungen als Grundlage
gesellschaftlicher Ordnung und ihrer Überwachung. 2014 Budrich
*Anthropology of Security, Perspectives from the Frontline of Policing,
Counter-terrorism and Border Control (eds. M. Maguire, C. Frois,
N.Zurawski) Pluto Press 2014
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