We tend to think about security in relation to unusual or important events, issues and actors: wars, weapons, presidential speeches, strategic doctrines, and so on. In this session, Lee Jarvis discusses some of his recent research on the security work that takes place in much more mundane social and political sites. What, for example, does The Gruffalo tell us about the security dilemma? How do obituaries of dead terrorists construct masculinity? How are counter-radicalisation programmes like the UK Prevent Strategy experienced in schools and universities? And why, indeed, should we care about any of this?
Lee Jarvis is Professor of International Politics at Loughborough University, UK. He is author or editor of fourteen books and over fifty articles on the politics of security, including Times of Terror: Discourse, Temporality and the War on Terror; Security: A Critical Introduction (with Jack Holland); and Banning Them, Securing Us? Terrorism, Parliament and the Ritual of Proscription (with Tim Legrand). Lee’s work has been funded by the ESRC, the AHRC, the Australian Research Council, NATO and others.
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