Event date : 14 November 2014 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Venue : School of Education, Lockside Buidling, Room LSG 14a/b – University of Huddersfield (UK)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Schools and other educational institutions have long been recognised as spaces of surveillance. However, perhaps surprisingly, less attention has been paid to securitisation in education, and even less to the links between securitisation, surveillance and race. Securitisation and militarization in education is an important issue, both today and historically, which merits more attention than it currently receives.
More recently, the governments Contest strategy in general and Preventing violence extremism policies in particular has generated considerable attention within academic and public policy discourse. This has led some to argue that governments Prevent strategy not only responds to radicalisation through racialised assumptions but also through securitisation, grounded upon ‘intelligence gathering’, ‘spying’ and ‘surveillance’. It is further argued, that the role of securitisation within education has further blurred the boundaries between education, securitisation and counter-terrorism. Paradoxically, these policies have been developed and implemented at a time when neo-liberal discourse has signalled the notion of post-racism and de-racialization within the sphere of education. In order to think through some of these complex issues, this one day conference aims to bring together academics, researchers and policy analysts working on the various strands of the securitisation and education debate with a view to critically assessing the changes in the socio-political landscape and their implications for sociology of race and schooling.
We welcome papers on the following indicative list, other ideas or suggestions on the conference themes would be welcomed: Race, Securitisation and education; Counter terrorism, counter insurgency and education; Prevent and schooling and further education; Post-racism and de-racialisation; Empirical and or theoretical dimensions of securitisation; Surveillance and education; Radicalisation and Counter-terrorism; Comparative or US / European studies on securitisation and education
Please send abstracts of up to 200 words to: Dr Shamim Miah firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th September 2014.