Vahelduseks üks politseivaldkonda vahetult puudutav tekst antropoloogia ajakirjast. Aga põhjus siinsesse voogu sattumisel on ikka tekstis endas. Siin küsiks nii: kuidas kujunevad ja pääsevad esile eesti Karenid?


Echoing authors such as Simone Browne (2015) in thinking about how contemporary surveillance practices and technologies have emerged in tandem with anti-Black racism, I start from the position that policing stances are not delimited to agents of law enforcement. […] Given this, it is not unexpected that the figure of the “Karen” and agents of law enforcement police similar behaviors and figures, given they embody the same ethos of white supremacy, differentiated largely by virtue of the bureaucratic structures in place to direct, reproduce, and legitimate anti-Blackness within an institutional framework.


The recent figuration of the Karen, whose gendered and white racialized type entails a participation structure in which “her” role is to police the acceptable bounds of Blackness in white public space (Hill 1998), is an example of and outcome of this recursive process.

Politsei sotsiaalne positsioon:

I maintain that in spite of police officers’ own political, ethical, and moral stances, it is their social position within established bureaucratic networks that endows their utterances with performative power.

Politsei võimekuse võimalikud piirajad ja võimestajad:

Police officers’ ability to have their interactional power amplified depends on whether their communicative practices will be bureaucratically routed or challenged through formal or informal channels which constitute the policing infrastructure.

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

Policing, as a broad social infrastructure historically and structurally rooted in anti-Blackness and white supremacy, demarcates the forms of agency, individuality, and accountability allocated to differentially racialized figures as well as the forms of interactional and physical violence they encounter and come to expect.

Feliciano‐Santos, S. (2021). Of Cops and “Karens”: Language and the Bureaucratic Arm of Policing. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 31(2), 261-266.