Carceral Worlds: Policing, Prisons, and Securitization

December 4, 2020

ANTHR 4476

Day/time: R 12:25pm - 2:20pm

Mode: Online

Instructor: Noah Tamarkin

Grounded in anthropological and interdisciplinary analyses of policing, prisons, and security, this course aims to account for how carcerality shapes our worlds. Attentive to specificity and variability across place and time, we will consider how carceral logics take hold and expand, and how they are contested and reimagined. We will pay particular attention to the interrelatedness of race and carcerality; lived experiences of carcerality, including those of people imprisoned in various contexts and those engaged in carceral work; the intersections between carcerality and science and technology; and abolitionist frameworks that address the limitations and constitutive oppressions of carcerality as they radically reimagine other possibilities.


Klarman Hall at sunset