skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement - Seminar Series. Book Launch: Camps Revisited: Multifaceted Spatialities of a Modern Political Technology

When Feb 06, 2019
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Institute of Criminology Room B4 Sidgwick Avenue Cambridge CB3 9DA
Contact Name
Add event to calendar vCal
iCal

Book Launch: Camps Revisited: Multifaceted Spatialities of a Modern Political Technology

Facing the current growing global archipelago of encampments, this book project intends to develop a geographical reflection on ‘the camp’, as a modern institution and as a spatial bio-political technology.

This book focuses on past and present camp geographies and on the dispositifs that make them an ever-present spatial formation in the management of unwanted populations characterizing many authoritarian regimes as well as many contemporary democracies. It also offers and investigates possible ways to resist the present-day proliferating manifestations of camps and ‘camp thinking’, by calling for the incorporation of ‘camp studies’ into the broader field of political geography and to consider the geographies of the camp as constitutive of much broader modern geo-political economies.

Presentations by; Irit Katz, University of Cambridge, Kirsten McConnachie, University of East Anglia, Gaja Maestri, Leicester University, Toby Parsloe, University of Cambridge, Akil Scafe-Smith, RESOLVE and Melissa Gatter, University of Cambridge

One lucky attendee will take home a copy of the book

Please RSVP to for catering purposes

Map to the Institute of Criminology here