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

Autore: Harvey Luskin Molotch
Editore: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2012] ©2012
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : Document : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Electronic books
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Print version:
(DLC) 2012012128
Tipo materiale: Document, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Internet Resource, Computer File
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Harvey Luskin Molotch
ISBN: 140084486X 9781400844869
Numero OCLC: 809977182
Riconoscimenti: Winner of PROSE Awards: Sociology & Social Work 2012.
Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Descrizione: 1 online resource (260 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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