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The Resource Enforcing order : an ethnography of urban policing, Didier Fassin

Enforcing order : an ethnography of urban policing, Didier Fassin

Label
Enforcing order : an ethnography of urban policing
Title
Enforcing order
Title remainder
an ethnography of urban policing
Statement of responsibility
Didier Fassin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Most incidents of urban unrest in recent decades - including the riots in France, Britain and other Western countries - have followed lethal interactions between the youth and the police. Usually these take place in disadvantaged neighborhoods composed of working-class families of immigrant origin or belonging to ethnic minorities. These tragic events have received a great deal of media coverage, but we know very little about the everyday activities of urban policing that lie behind them. Over the course of 15 months, at the time of the 2005 riots, Didier Fassin carried out an ethnographic study in one of the largest precincts in the Paris region, sharing the life of a police station and cruising with the patrols, in particular the dreaded anti-crime squads. Far from the imaginary worlds created by television series and action movies, he uncovers the ordinary aspects of law enforcement, characterized by inactivity and boredom, by eventless days and nights where minor infractions give rise to spectacular displays of force and where officers express doubts about the significance and value of their own jobs. Describing the invisible manifestations of violence and unrecognized forms of discrimination against minority youngsters, undocumented immigrants and Roma people, he analyses the conditions that make them possible and tolerable, including entrenched policies of segregation and stigmatization, economic marginalization and racial discrimination. Richly documented and compellingly told, this unique account of contemporary urban policing shows that, instead of enforcing the law, the police are engaged in the task of enforcing an unequal social order in the name of public security."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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Fassin, Didier
Dewey number
363.230944361
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Police
  • Suburban police
  • Police-community relations
  • Police
  • Law enforcement
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Race discrimination
  • Minority youth
  • Youth and violence
  • Police-community relations
Label
Enforcing order : an ethnography of urban policing, Didier Fassin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in French as La force de l'ordre, une anthropologie de la police des quartiers, ©Seuil, 2011"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Interpellation -- Introduction: Inquiry -- Situation -- Ordinary -- Interactions -- Violence -- Discrimination -- Politics -- Morality -- Conclusion: Democracy -- Epilogue: Time
Control code
ocn861536817
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
English edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299939677
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 525218
  • 9c6a42a2-1953-43a9-a29b-4b2e0928fe51
Publisher number
EB00087892
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861536817
Label
Enforcing order : an ethnography of urban policing, Didier Fassin
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in French as La force de l'ordre, une anthropologie de la police des quartiers, ©Seuil, 2011"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Interpellation -- Introduction: Inquiry -- Situation -- Ordinary -- Interactions -- Violence -- Discrimination -- Politics -- Morality -- Conclusion: Democracy -- Epilogue: Time
Control code
ocn861536817
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
English edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299939677
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 525218
  • 9c6a42a2-1953-43a9-a29b-4b2e0928fe51
Publisher number
EB00087892
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861536817

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