Policing Narratives and the State of Terror

Policing Narratives and the State of Terror

eBook - 2009
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Univ of New York Press
Examines the recent “War on Terror” and the increasing privatization of international policing through the lens of detective fiction and security and espionage narratives.

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Goodman (English, Florida State U.) offers an exploration of how the literature of domestic policing influences international politics with a particular focus on the connection established by the police between the state, capital, and legitimate violence and between the police and racial inequalities. To illustrate the book's context, the author notes that since the terror attacks of 9/11, "...world politics increasingly takes the form of a detective novel." It is a wide-ranging examination, taking on U.S. military and contractor conduct in the Iraq War, feminism, a general loss of confidence in police agencies, and a variety of philosophical explorations of related issues. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, Ă2009
ISBN: 9781438429052
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 211 pages)


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