Forthcoming Event: ‘Crime, Disorder and Symbolic Violence’

Dr Matt Bowden, Senior Lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology, will be discussing his recent book Crime, Disorder and Symbolic Violence: Governing the Urban Periphery (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) at the next meeting of The Differential Association.

Dr Bowden has previously blogged about this work for the Irish Criminology Research Network.

Crime, Disorder and Symbolic Violence¬†employs theories and concepts developed by Pierre Bourdieu and examines the problems of the urban periphery, specifically in the context of Dublin’s new urban ‘edges’, the vast surplus of labour which ringed the city following huge shifts in Ireland’s industrial landscape. Dr Bowden argues in his book that the state devolved dealing with the crisis to the Department of Justice, as the state sought to govern through symbolic violence.

Dr Bowden will discuss this work at the author event, which will be followed by a Q&A session, and a small reception.

Event Details
The author event will be held on Monday 13th February at 6.30.
The event will be held at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin.
The 39A Dublin Bus from Dublin City Centre (from stops at D’Olier Street, Nassau Street etc) drops you off a few minutes walk from the School of Law).

Please RSVP to lynsey.black@ucd.ie

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