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

Edited By

Paul Amar

ISBN 9780415849739
Published April 24, 2013 by Routledge
186 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: New Racial Missions of Policing  Paul Amar  2. Policing and Racialization of Rural Migrant Workers in Chinese Cities  Dong Han  3. Geographies of Death: An Intersectional Analysis of Police Lethality and the Racialized Regimes of Citizenship in São Paulo  João Costa Vargas and Jaime Amparo Alvez  4. Order and Security in the City: Producing Race and Policing Neoliberal Spaces in South Africa  Tony Roshan Samara  5. Police Marginality, Racial Logics, and Discrimination in the Banlieues of France  Sophie Body-Gendrot  6. The Bosnian Police, Multi-Ethnic Democracy, and the Race of ‘European Civilization’  Ann Janette Rosga  7. Counting Bodies: Crime Mapping, Policing and Race in Colombia  Eduardo Moncada  8. Concept, Category and Claim: Insights on Caste and Ethnicity from the Police in India  Anasuya Sengupta

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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.