9780745664804-0745664806-Enforcing Order: An Ethnography of Urban Policing

Enforcing Order: An Ethnography of Urban Policing

ISBN-13: 9780745664804
ISBN-10: 0745664806
Edition: 1
Author: Fassin, Didier
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Polity
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780745664804
ISBN-10: 0745664806
Edition: 1
Author: Fassin, Didier
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Polity
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Fassin, Didier wrote Enforcing Order: An Ethnography of Urban Policing comprising 320 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0745664806 and 9780745664804. Since then Enforcing Order: An Ethnography of Urban Policing textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.15 or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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