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Call for abstracts: critical perpectives on penality in South East Asia

posted 8 Feb 2019, 02:43 by Andrew Jefferson
Please consider whether this is of interest and please circulate where relevant.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PENALITY IN SE ASIA

The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EUROSEAS) are holding their biannual conference in Berlin from the 10th -13th September 2019.

https://www.euroseas.org/content/euroseas-conference-2019-humboldt-universit%C3%A4t-zu-berlin

We hereby invite proposals for presentations as part of a panel called Critical perspectives on penality in SE Asia. See below for details.

If this catches your interest please send abstracts of no more than 200 words to Andrew M. Jefferson at amj@dignity.dk The deadline for receipt of abstracts is May 15th.

We especially encourage early career researchers and activists in the field of criminal justice to submit abstracts.

CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PENALITY IN SE ASIA

Convenor: Andrew M. Jefferson, amj@dignity.dk

Format: double panel: 6 presenters, 2 discussants

In this double panel we aim to bring together a range of contributions about the way penality is constituted, expressed, experienced, legitimated or regulated across SE Asia. Punishment is an under-researched theme in the region especially from a comparative, field-based perspective. What role does it play? What form does it take? And what behaviours or identities are primarily targeted, for what reasons? Punishment is typically encoded within legal systems and institutionalised within criminal justice systems, but it is also expressed corporeally and symbolically by nations, communities and families with violence often a more or less legitimate feature. We welcome contributions on criminal justice systems and transitional justice mechanisms but we are also interested in tracing trends of popular punitiveness and punitive imaginaries and their pernicious effects. We especially encourage early career researchers and activists in the field of criminal justice to submit abstracts.

See also https://legacies-of-detention.org/

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