Friday 17 January 2020

Call for Chapters: Activism through the language of criminality

Historical perspectives on the criminalization of social and political engagement

Chapter abstracts are invited for a proposed book with the above title. The book will be proposed to Routledge and edited by Dr Valeria Vegh Weis (Buenos Aires University) and Prof. John Lea (Goldsmiths College London University) who say:

"Criminal justice and political and social activism have been systematically interrelated throughout history. The use of criminal law, criminal justice agencies and the mass media to define and prosecute political and social activism as 'criminal' has been a significant tool of powerful elites in the modern period. This collaborative book will aim to explore aspects of the criminalization of activism from the beginning of the 19th century through to the present. It will seek to reflect diverse perspectives on the issue..."

The deadline for chapter abstracts is 1 March 2020. More information can be found on the below Call for Chapters document or by emailing the editors:



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