Didier Fassin

When the law comes out of the barrel of the gun (Graham Denyer Willis)

Review
Paul Mutsaers
26/10/2016
5 minutes to read

The book is a product of intense ethnographic labor that took place in São Paulo, that Brazilian megacity where crime and violence run rampant and where routinized killing takes place involving police and an organized crime groups

Is the police anthropologist an asshole?

Article
Paul Mutsaers
01/11/2018
6 minutes to read

Paul Mutsaers (Tilburg University) argues eloquently that a police anthropologist should be an asshole. Meaning that an ethnographer has the democratic duty to question the police definition of the situation.