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Spaces of Security: Ethnographies of Securityscapes, Surveillance, and Control

Setha Low and Mark Maguire


This volume represents the efforts of anthropologists and others to explore to spaces of security. Today, security is one of the most prominent topics in anthropology. Spatial metaphors and images saturate research on security, yet anthropology has not developed a coherent approach to this important dimension of security. This volume draws together ethnographic research on spaces of security from different regions and scales, range from blast-proof bedrooms in Israel to biometric identification in India, and from border control in Argentina to counterterrorism in East Africa. Each contribution ... More

Keywords: space, security, securityscape, ethnography, anthropology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479863013
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479863013.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Setha Low, editor
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Mark Maguire, editor
Maynooth University

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