The Anthropology of Police

The Anthropology of Police

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This book makes the case for an anthropological approach to the study of policing. Even beyond the methodological particularities and geographic breadth of cultural anthropology, there are a set of conceptual and analytical traditions that have much to contribute to broader scholarship in police studies. Including original and international contributions from both senior and emerging scholars, this pioneering book represents a foundational document for a burgeoning field of study: the anthropology of police. As such, it highlights the particular challenges as well as document the immense potential the field has to offer across criminology, criminal justice administration and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138919659
  • 9781138919655

About Kevin Karpiak

Kevin Karpiak is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at Eastern Michigan University. William Garriott is Assistant Professor in the Department of Law, Politics, and Society at Drake more

Table of contents

* Introduction: Disciplinary Traditions & Anthropological Interventions (Karpiak and Garriott) Section I: Anthropological Legacies: Methods, Concepts and Disciplinary Traditions * Title TBA (Peter Manning, Northeastern University) *"The Boys with Blue Eyes": An Ethnography of a Secret Police (Katherine Verdery) * Applying Anthropology in the Context of Criminal Justice Policy Work: An Applied Anthropologist's Reflections (Jennie Simpson) * Police Culture: What it is, what it does, and what it might be able to do. (Jeffrey T. Martin) * Whatever Happened to the Medical Police? (Matthew Wolf-Meyer) Section II: Criminological Futures * A Moral Interpretation of Police Deviance (Didier Fassin) * Race and Suspicion in US Policing: Notes toward an Anthropology of Intervention (Avram Bornstein) * Jon Burge's Ghost: Illuminating the Long History of Police Torture in (Laurence Ralph) * Impacts of Policing on Embodied Subjectivities and Forms of Political Protest in Turkey (Yagmur Nuhrat) * Playing Defense: Competing Senses of Public/ Private Security in Brazil's World Cup (Erika Robb Larkins) * The "Good" Police Officer: Intimate Encounters with the State in Greece (Heath Cabot) Section III: Afterwards * Afterwards: (Mariana Valverde)show more