- This event has passed.
Workshop: Legal anthropology in Europe at a crossroads
January 22, 2016 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
PSRP research assistant Astrid Jamar will present her research on ‘Everyday in Aidland for transitional justice and human rights practitioners: Quotidian relations and structural contradictions’ at the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Network Anthropology of Law and Rights Workshop at the University of Edinburgh, on 22 January 2016.
The workshop features research that examine the state of legal anthropology in Europe. Due to the rise of the anthropology of human rights and a growing interest in governance in the context of the nation-state and beyond there has been a welcome shift to legal matters within anthropology as a whole. In political anthropology the state and governance have emerged as major research interests. In general, there is a growing number of anthropological studies of bureaucracies, national courts, international tribunals, truth commissions and other sites.
What does this shift towards legal matters, defined most broadly to include forms of non-state normative orders, mean for anthropologists who see themselves primarily as legal anthropologists? What is the significance of this ‘welcome, exciting renaissance’ (John Comaroff, 2006) for social anthropology in Europe and beyond? These will be among the questions the workshop will address by drawing on ethnographic studies of law, rights and social order.
Source: European Association of Social Anthropologists
Photo credit: Astrid Jamar