Paper $42.00 ISBN: 9780745334578 Published July 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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The Anthropology of Security: Perspectives from the Frontline of Policing, Counter-terrorism and Border Control

Edited by Mark Maguire, Catarina Frois, and Nils Zurawski

The Anthropology of Security: Perspectives from the Frontline of Policing, Counter-terrorism and Border Control

Edited by Mark Maguire, Catarina Frois, and Nils Zurawski

Distributed for Pluto Press

224 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $42.00 ISBN: 9780745334578 Published July 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $125.00 ISBN: 9780745334585 Published July 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

In a post-Cold War world of political unease and economic crisis, processes of securitisation are transforming nation-states, their citizens and non-citizens in profound ways.

The book shows how contemporary Europe is now home to a vast security industry which uses biometric identification systems, CCTV and quasi-military techniques to police migrants and disadvantaged neighbourhoods. This is the first collection of anthropological studies of security with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on Europe.

The Anthropology of Security draws together studies on the lived experiences of security and policing from the perspective of those most affected in their everyday lives. The anthropological perspectives in this volume stretch from the frontlines of policing and counter-terrorism to border control.

Contents

1: Sarkozy and the Roma: Performing Securitisation, by Marion Demossier
2: Video-Surveillance and the Political use of Discretionary Power in the Name of Security and Defence, by Catarina Frois
3: Location, Isolation, and Disempowerment: The Swift Proliferation of Security Discourse among Policy Professionals, by Greg Feldman
4: Compensating (In)Security: Anthropological Perspectives on Internal Security, by Alexandra Schwell
5: Petty States of Exception: The Contemporary Policing of the Urban Poor, by Didier Fassin
6: Counter-terrorism in European Airports, by Mark Maguire
7: Whose Security? The Deportation of Foreign-national Offenders from the UK, by Ines Hasselber
8: Grey Zones of Illegality: Inhuman Conditions in Receiving Irregular Migrants in Greece, by Jutta Lauth Bacas
Conclusions
Security: Encounters, Misunderstanding and Possible Collaborationsm, by Didier Bigo
Contributors
Index

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