New Racial Missions of Policing: International Perspectives on Evolving Law-Enforcement Politics

New Racial Missions of Policing: International Perspectives on Evolving Law-Enforcement Politics

by Paul Amar
     
 

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This book identifies new formations of race, racism and ethnicity at the intersection of neoliberalism, security, urban governance and the law through a comparative, international analysis of police organizations and practices. It pushes analytical and theoretical boundaries by examining racialization and ethnicization in locations where the topic is politically

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This book identifies new formations of race, racism and ethnicity at the intersection of neoliberalism, security, urban governance and the law through a comparative, international analysis of police organizations and practices. It pushes analytical and theoretical boundaries by examining racialization and ethnicization in locations where the topic is politically taboo, such as in China, India and France, and where racial and ethnic hierarchies have supposedly been banished to the past, as in Bosnia and South Africa.


This book also examines police and security services not as mere artefacts of state authority or the prerogatives of capitalist development, but as relatively autonomous and uniquely productive intersections of new kinds of state, social and cultural formations that are remaking race, embodiment, fear and control on their own terms.


This book was published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317989035
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Series:
Ethnic and Racial Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Amar is Associate Professor in the Global & International Studies Program, with appointments in Sociology, Feminist Studies, Latin American Studies and Middle East Studies, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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