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Author Garriott, William

Title Policing and contemporary governance : the anthropology of police in practice / edited by William Garriott
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
New York, NY Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 280 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreword; John Comaroff -- Introduction: Police in Practice: Policing and the Project of Contemporary Governance; William Garriott -- PART I: POLICING THE EVERYDAY -- 1. Invading the Favela: Echoes of Police Practices Among Brazil's Urban Poor; Benjamin Penglase -- 2. Policing Methamphetamine: Police Power and the War on Drugs in a Rural US Community; William Garriott -- PART II: POLICE VIOLENCE -- 3. Adjusting La Police: the Use of Distance in the Calibration of Legitimate Violence Among the Police Nationale; Kevin Karpiak -- 4. The Paradox of Police Violence in Democratic Brazil; Teresa Caldeira -- 5. Dirty Anthropology: Epistemologies of Violence and Ethical Entanglements in Police Ethnography; Beatrice Jauregui -- PART III: POLICE CULTURE -- 6. Police as Linking Principle: Rethinking Police Culture in Contemporary Taiwan; Jeffrey T. Martin -- 7. Thai Police in Refractive Cultural Practice; Eric J Haanstad -- PART IV: POLICING FUTURES -- 8. Policing Private Property Against Poverty in Metropolitan Manila; Philip Parnell -- 9. Interpol and the Emergence of Global Policing; Meg Stalcup -- Afterword; Joseph Masco
Summary What is it that police and policing actually do? What are the effects? And how are these effects mediated and experienced by different people at different times and in different contexts? Examining these questions, the contributors in this volume draw attention to the centrality of police and policing to the project of governance and the experience of being human in the contemporary world. They seek to make sense of and counteract the contemporary fetishization of police by problematizing their taken-for-granted existence and understanding their impact on contemporary human life. To this end, this volume provides a preliminary step in the establishment of an anthropology of police and policing
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Police -- Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Garriott, William Campbell, 1977- editor of compilation
Palgrave Conenct (Online service)
LC no. 2012047873
ISBN 1137309679
9781137309679 (ebook)