Cultural Criminology Continued: A one-day conference
Something is cooking in Nordic criminology. Old theories are being re-discovered, updated, and put to new use in studies of crime, crime control, and risk-taking behaviours. Rituals, symbols, narratives, emotions, and meaning-making are placed centre stage, often viewed through an ethnographic lens. Up-close empirical studies and innovative theorizing with the classics lead the way to today’s new knowledge.
The renewed interest in cultural criminology is seen not only in the recent boom in research across the Nordic region, ranging from studies on street culture and “haunting prisons” to crime novels and children’s books. This renewed interest is reflected in the popularity of a master’s program in Cultural Criminology launched in 2019 at the Department of Sociology, Lund University. This program has enticed students from across the globe to explore how cultural dynamics intertwine with practices of crime and control.
To pinpoint and cultivate this trend, we have gathered some of cultural criminology’s most prominent and inspiring scholars, including Keith Hayward and Tea Fredriksson, to present at a one-day conference hosted by the Crime, Control, and Culture (CCC) research group at the Department of Sociology, Lund University.
Please send an email to sebastien [dot] tutenges [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se if you would like to attend.
13:00-13:10 David Sausdal. Welcome!
13:10-13:45 Tea Frederiksson - Prisons of stone and story: Exploring horror and haunting in prison autobiographies
13:45-14:00 Sébastien Tutenges - The jihadist: Representations of an emerging identity in street culture
14:00-14:15 Camilla Winde Gissel - Programs for preventing and countering violent extremism
14:35-14:50 Aube Tollu - Queering Terrorism Studies.
14:50-15:05 Lisa Flower - Courts and digitalization.
15:05-15:20 Erik Hannerz - The rhythm of the night: subcultural graffiti and space
15:30-15:45 David Sausdal - Policing goes to Hollywood
15:45-16:00 Tove Gustavsson - Darknet: lawless not normless
16:00-16:15 David Wästerfors - Intriguing concepts.
16:15-17:15 Keith Hayward - Cultural criminology and the smart city: some criminological reflections on the ‘preventative technological imaginary’