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Against security : how we go wrong at airports, subways, and other sites of ambiguous danger

Author: Harvey Luskin Molotch
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
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Offers the authors reflections on the quest for security in the United States.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Luskin Molotch
ISBN: 9780691155814 069115581X
OCLC Number: 786002484
Awards: Winner of PROSE Awards: Sociology & Social Work 2012.
Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description: xv, 260 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Colors of security --
Bare life : restroom anxiety and the urge for control --
Below the subway : taking care day in and day out --
Wrong-way flights : pushing humans away --
Forting up the skyline : rebuilding at ground zero --
Facing Katrina : illusions of levee and compulsion to build --
Conclusion : Radical ambiguity and the default to decency.
Responsibility: Harvey Molotch.

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