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Security Studies: Critical Perspectives

Security Studies: Critical Perspectives (1st edn)

Xavier Guillaume and Kyle Grayson
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date: 21 February 2024

p. 32520. Prisons and campslocked

p. 32520. Prisons and campslocked

  • Anna Schliehe


This chapter explores prisons and camps, and their inherent security logics and security practices from the global to the intimate. It begins by illustrating how the growth of prisons and camps is connected to state building and national and global dimensions of security. The chapter then considers how order and security are institutionally produced—that is, how these are intrinsically designed into spaces of incarceration. By exposing the visceral realities of encampment and incarceration, from the micro-practices to the macro-issues on a global scale, we can question security for whom and at whose expense. By asking these questions, we gain better insights into how a generated need for national and international security has led to unprecedented numbers of people who are incarcerated or displaced.

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