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Lecture: IMMIGRATION AND SOCIAL CONTROL IN CONTEMPORARY ITALY

January 26, 2011
(06:00 PM )
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Lecture: IMMIGRATION AND SOCIAL CONTROL IN CONTEMPORARY ITALY

24 W 12th St, Manhattan
, New York
, New York, NY
10011

 With Tamar Pitch, leading Italian legal scholar

 Pitch discusses her recent book, in a talk on Pervasive Prevention: Social Control, Migrants, and Immigration in Contemporary Italy. From Italy's Northern League with its anti-immigration policies to France's expulsion of its Gypsy population, Europe is struggling with conflicts over border control, terrorism, and immigration, not unlike struggles in the United States. In her latest book, Pervasive Prevention, Tamar Pitch, one of Europe's leading legal theorists, offers cogent analysis and new perspectives on a central contemporary issue facing both Western Europe and the US---the social control of individuals and groups considered expendable through border, labor, and immigration policies.

Tamar Pitch is Professor of Legal Philosophy and Sociology of Law at the University of Perugia School of Law, and a leading scholar and thinker about crime and social justice, law and gender, and, most recently, the 'risk society'. Her publications include Pervasive Prevention. A Feminist Reading of the Rise of the Security Society in the XXI Century, The Gender of Security: Women and Men in the City; and Fundamental Rights: Cultural Diversity, Social Inequality, Sexual Difference'. She has taught at many universities, including the University of Florence, the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, the University of Regina, and NYU. She won the prestigious Capalbio Award for Pervasive Prevention.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italian Zerilli Marimò, NYU
Website: 
http://www.CasaItalianaNYU.org
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
Telephone: 
(212) 998-8739