This workshop aims to investigate coercive networks: the relationships between strategies of violence, the law and governance in the colonial and postcolonial world. The aim is to bring out the tensions inherent in practices of punishment and violence in Latin America, Asia and Africa, by integrating studies of individual penal techniques with less studied practices such as vigilantism, punitive expeditions and summary justice to analyse the wider ‘coercive networks’ and strategies of violence in colonial governance.
Papers are welcomed on topics including (but not limited to):
• State Violence
• Extra-Judicial Violence
• Communal Conflict
• Human Rights Violations
• Theoretical and Methodological Approaches
‘Coercive Networks’ is an interdisciplinary workshop, with a focus on both theoretical approaches to the study of violence, and on individual case studies. The aim of the workshop is to encourage discussion both between disciplines, and between graduate students and established researchers.
The workshop will be held on 9 May 2008 at Robinson College, University of Cambridge
Abstract proposals of 300-500 words should be submitted to Taylor C. Sherman (email@example.com) or Stacey Hynd (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 30 January 2008. Please direct any enquiries about the workshop or attending this event to Stacey Hynd.
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