Writing the world of policing : the difference ethnography makes / edited by Didier Fassin
- Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- vi, 301 pages ; 23 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Fassin, Didier
- Introduction: ethnographying the police / Didier Fassin -- 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 -- Predicament: interpreting police violence (Mozambique) / Helene Maria Kyed -- Morality: understanding police training on human rights (Turkey) / Elif Babül -- Experience: being policed as a condition of life (Chile) / Clara Han -- Aspiration: hoping for a public policing (Bolivia) / Daniel M. Goldstein -- Sense and sensibility: crafting tales about the police (Thailand) / Duncan McCargo -- Detention: police discretion revisited (Portugal) / Susana Durão -- 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.
- "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.
- 9780226497501 (cloth ; alk. paper), 022649750X (cloth ; alk. paper), 9780226497648 (pbk. ; alk. paper), and 022649764X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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