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Re-imagining Security Labour

Re-imagining Security Labour

Year Group 2023/24

This NIAS Theme Group aims to draw together a variety of scholarly and creative perspectives to illuminate the lives of an expanding yet still understudied group of working people increasingly central to the global labour force.

About the topic

How can a deeper understanding of individuals in the security labor force shape the future of security work? There are myriad examples of how, in general, descriptions of security labour in the media tend to villainize or heroize the workers, criticising them as lazy and uneducated, or, celebrating them as patriotic and brave. This NIAS Theme Group will bring their own deeply informed practices and varied viewpoints regarding the global security enterprise to our collaborative investigation.