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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, N.J : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd printing and 1st paperback printing, with a new pref.View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Luskin Molotch
ISBN: 9780691163581 0691163588 9780691155814 069115581X
OCLC Number: 899980014
Awards: Winner of PROSE Awards: Sociology & Social Work 2012.
Shortlisted for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description: 260 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii Chapter 1 Introduction: Colors of Security 1 Chapter 2 Bare Life: Restroom Anxiety and the Urge for Control 22 Chapter 3 Below the Subway: Taking Care Day In and Day Out with Noah McClain 50 Chapter 4 Wrong-Way Flights: Pushing Humans Away 85 Chapter 5 Forting Up the Skyline: Rebuilding at Ground Zero 128 Chapter 6 Facing Katrina: Illusions of Levee and Compulsion to Build 154 Chapter 7 Conclusion: Radical Ambiguity and the Default to Decency 192 Notes 225 Index 251
Responsibility: Harvey Molotch.

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