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

Auteur : Harvey Luskin Molotch
Éditeur : Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2012] ©2012
Édition/format :   Livre électronique : Document : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et les formats
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Remember when an unattended package was just that, an unattended package? Remember when the airport was a place that evoked magical possibilities, not the anxiety of a full-body scan? In the post-9/11 world, we have become focused on heightened security measures, but do you feel safer? Are you safer? Against Security explains how our anxieties about public safety have translated into command-and-control procedures  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Electronic books
Format – détails additionnels : Print version:
(DLC) 2012012128
Type d’ouvrage : Document, Ressource Internet
Format : Ressource Internet, Fichier informatique
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Harvey Luskin Molotch
ISBN : 140084486X 9781400844869
Numéro OCLC : 809977182
Récompenses : Winner of PROSE Awards: Sociology & Social Work 2012.
Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description : 1 online resource (260 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contenu : 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.
Responsabilité : Harvey Molotch.

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In the post-9/11 world, we have become focused on heightened security measures, but do you feel safer? Are you safer? This book explains how our anxieties about public safety have translated into  Lire la suite...

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Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award in Sociology & Social Work, Association of American Publishers One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013 "Mr. Molotch ... present(s) a vivid picture of the Lire la suite...

 
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