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Author Ibrahim, Farhana, author.

Title From family to police force : security and belonging on a South Asian border / Farhana Ibrahim
Published Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource
Series Police/Worlds : studies in security, crime, and governance
Contents Policing everyday life on a border -- Militarism and everyday peace: gender, labor, and policing across "civil-military" terrains -- Policing Muslim marriage: the specter of the "Bengali" wife -- Blood and water: the "Bengali" wife and close-kin marriage among Muslims -- The work of belonging: citizenship and social capital across the Thar desert
Summary "Based on ethnographic research in the western Indian borderland region of Kutch, this book is an anthropological inquiry into forms of policing. It suggests that policing must be considered beyond its institutional and militarized sites, as an integral aspect of the family and the ways in which kinship is forged" -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 20, 2021)
Subject Law enforcement -- Social aspects -- India -- Kachchh
Police -- Social aspects -- India -- Kachchh
Law enforcement -- Social aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Social conditions.
Kachchh (India) -- Social conditions
India -- Kachchh.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021004130
ISBN 1501759558