Police Forces: A Cultural History of an Institution / Edition 1

Police Forces: A Cultural History of an Institution / Edition 1

by Klaus Mladek
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Palgrave Macmillan US


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Police Forces: A Cultural History of an Institution / Edition 1

Police Forces is an interdisciplinary study on the representation of police in culture, theory and literature from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.

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ISBN-13: 9781403979865
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 09/25/2007
Series: Studies in European Culture and History Series
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 277
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Klaus Mladek is Assistant Professor of German Studies at Dartmouth College. His book, Theater of Justice, on Kant, Kleist, Nietzsche and Kafka is forthcoming. He is currently working on a study on politics versus police in literature, law and philosophy (1800/1900).

Table of Contents

Police versus Politics; K.Mladek War-A Fortuitous Occasion for social Disciplining and Political Centralization? The Case of Bavaria under Maximilian I; S.Haude State Desire. On the Epoch of Police; J.Vogl Is it useful to deceive the people? Secrecy and Deception as Political Resources; M.Schweska A City Tracks a Murderer: Mass Murder and Mass Public in Weimar Germany; T.Herzog Nurturing the New Republic; S.Hall How Fat Detectives Think; S.Gilman 'Passer à l'acte': Policing in the Office. Notes on Industry Standards and the Große Polizeiausstellung of 1926; S.Spieker Hitchcock's Truth or Why The Wrong Man is not a Suspense Film; H.von.Herrmann Exception Rules: Contemporary Political Theory and the Police; K.Mladek Police, Paranoia, and Theater in Thomas Pynchon's Vineland; M.Puchner A Critique of Community Policing; W.Lyons

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