Ve dnech 30. 9. a 1. 10. 2016 se konala na půdě Filozofické fakulty UK 4th Biennial Conference of the Czech Association for Social Anthropology, na které zástupci projektového týmu Petra Lupták Burzová, Lubomír Lupták, Laco Toušek a Václav Walach prezentovali příspěvek Ambiguities of crime and victimization in “Gadžistan”.
In the proposed paper we present the first findings and critical reflection of our research on victimization in socially excluded localities in the Czech Republic. Here, we concentrate on the ambiguities included in the definitions of crime within the context of repressive political-economic regime of inequalities based on race, class, gender and space. Following critical anthropologists dealing with crime, deviance and victimization we not only discuss the ways in which dominating definitions of crime seek to determine the lives of the dispossessed, but also the mechanisms of management of “social garbage” or “dangerous classes” delegated to a web of predatory political and economic actors and the uneasy and ambiguous interpretations of crime and victimizations by the inhabitants of sociospatially – and racially – excluded areas.
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