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Twilight policing : private security and violence in urban South Africa

Author: Tessa G Diphoorn
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"South Africa boasts the largest private security sector in the entire world, reflecting deep anxieties about violence, security, and governance. Twilight Policing is an ethnographic study of the daily policing practices of armed response officers, a specific type of private security officer, and their interactions with citizens and the state police in Durban, South Africa. This book shows how their policing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tessa G Diphoorn
ISBN: 9780520287334 0520287339 9780520287341 0520287347
OCLC Number: 907811247
Description: xvii, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Twilight policing: the performance of sovereign power --
"Old school" policing versus "the new South Africa" : violence and security in South Africa --
"The promising horse" : the armed response sector --
"Wanna-be policemen" : being an armed response officer --
"It all comes down to them" : daily interactions with the "state" --
"Getting connected with the community" : the beneficiaries of armed response --
Performances of twilight policing : public authority, coercion, and moral ordering --
Expanding the twilight.
Responsibility: Tessa G. Diphoorn.

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South Africa boasts the largest private security sector in the entire world, reflecting deep anxieties about violence, security, and governance. This book shows how their policing practices  Read more...

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