Special Topics & Advanced Seminars

ANTD40F - H. Moore


ANTD41H3F: Topics in Emerging Scholarship in Socio-Cultural Anthropology
This course approaches imprisonment from an anthropological perspective. We internationalize the study of imprisonment by looking at case studies from Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Northern Ireland, and other contexts. In recent decades, prison populations around the globe have dramatically expanded. As of late 2013, the estimated number of people held in penal institutions throughout the world had reached a record high of over eleven million (Walmsley 2013). What insights might an anthropological perspective offer as we seek to understand global practices of imprisonment?