Anthropology News welcomes proposals for our upcoming (January 2009) thematic issue on incarceration. All proposals related to this theme will be considered for our In Focus Commentary, Field Notes and other sections. Potential topics include, among others:
- Prison industries
- Prison overcrowding
- Torture and interrogation
- Immigrant detention
- Political imprisonment
- Psychiatric confinement
- Prison power structures and social networks
- Expressions and limits of state authority
We are also particularly interested in receiving Teaching Strategies proposals from anthropologists with experience teaching in prison environments.
To participate in this thematic issue, email a 300 word proposal and 50-100 word author bio to Anthropology News editor Dinah Winnick by September 25. Proposals for photo essays should also include five high resolution photographs, each with a photo caption and credit. Selected authors will be invited to submit articles of 1000-1400 words (for commentaries) or 400-1000 words (for other content). See our website for details.