Doing the business : entrepreneurship, the working class, and detectives in the East End of London (Book, 1988) [WorldCat.org]
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Doing the business : entrepreneurship, the working class, and detectives in the East End of London

Author: Dick Hobbs
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of the culture of London's East End and its relationship with the Criminal Investigation Department of the Metropolitan Police, concentrating on entrepreneurship, crime and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Hobbs
ISBN: 0198255985 9780198255987
OCLC Number: 17621830
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for the best first sociology book by a new author in 1988..
Description: xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: A biography of a research project - perusing Plod with a view from the chaps; a natural history of the British police - the contradiction of control; the 1960s - investigation and myth; a natural history of the CID - the 1960s and 1970s - a polarization of policing ideologies; the history of East London - a stroll down Felony Lane; the adolescent entrepreneur - youth, style and cultural inheritance; East End entrepreneurship; recruitment, presentation, and paper - the organizational context of detective entrepreneurship; trading places - symbiotic control and occupational imagery. Postscript - back to the future. Appendix: nostalgia rules - hokey cokey. Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Dick Hobbs.
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