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Title Writing the world of policing : the difference ethnography makes / edited by Didier Fassin
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
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Contents Introduction: ethnographying the police / Didier Fassin -- Position. Accountability: ethnographic engagement and the ethics of the police (United States) / Steve Herbert ; Complicity: becoming the police (South Africa) / Julia Hornberger ; Intimacy: personal policing, ethnographic kinship, and critical empathy (India) / Beatrice Jauregui ; Affect: the virtual force of policing (Taiwan) / Jeffrey T. Martin -- Observation. Predicament: interpreting police violence (Mozambique) / Helene Maria Kyed ; Morality: understanding police training on human rights (Turkey) / Elif Babul ; Experience: being policed as a condition of life (Chile) / Clara Han ; Aspiration: hoping for a public policing (Bolivia) / Daniel M. Goldstein -- Description. Sense and sensibility: crafting tales about the police (Thailand) / Duncan McCargo ; Detention: police discretion revisited (Portugal) / Susana Durao ; Alibi: the extralegal force embedded in the law (United States) / Laurence Ralph ; Boredom: accounting for the ordinary in the work of policing (France) / Didier Fassin
Summary "As policing has recently become a major topic of public debate, it was also a growing area of ethnographic research. Writing the World of Policing brings together an international roster of scholars who have conducted fieldwork studies of law enforcement in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods on five continents. How, they ask, can ethnography illuminate the role of the police in society? Are there important aspects of policing that are not captured through interviews and statistics? And how can the study of law enforcement shed light on the practice of ethnography? What might studying policing teach us about the epistemological and ethical challenges of participant observation? Beyond these questions of crucial interest for criminology and, more generally, the social sciences, Writing the World of Policing provides a timely discussion of one of the most problematic institutions in contemporary society."--Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 25, 2018)
Subject Law and the social sciences
Law enforcement -- Fieldwork
Law enforcement -- Research -- Methodology
Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Ethnisches Profiling
Institutioneller Rassismus
Law and the social sciences.
Politische Anthropologie
Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.
Form Electronic book
Author Fassin, Didier, editor
ISBN 022649778X (electronic bk.)
9780226497785 (electronic bk.)