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Violence work : state power and the limits of police

Author: Micol Seigel
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2018. ©2018
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In Violence Work Micol Seigel offers a new theorization of the quintessential incarnation of state power: the police. Foregrounding the interdependence of policing, the state, and global capital, Seigel redefines policing as "violence work," showing how it is shaped by its role of channeling state violence. She traces this dynamic by examining the formation, demise, and aftermath of the U.S. State Department's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Seigel, Micol, 1968-
Violence work.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018002260
(OCoLC)1003727270
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Micol Seigel
ISBN: 9781478002024 1478002026
OCLC Number: 1025401285
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 300 pages)
Contents: Introduction: policing and state power --
The Office of Public Safety, the LEAA, and US police --
Civilian or military? Distinction by design --
"Industrial security" in Alaska: the great public-private divide --
Corporate states and government markets for Saudi Arabian oil --
Professors for police: the growth of criminal justice education --
Exiles at home: a refugee structure of feeling --
Conclusion: reckoning with police lethality.
Responsibility: Micol Seigel.

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In Violence Work Micol Seigel offers a new theorization of the quintessential incarnation of state power: the police. Foregrounding the interdependence of policing, the state, and global capital, Seigel redefines policing as "violence work," showing how it is shaped by its role of channeling state violence. She traces this dynamic by examining the formation, demise, and aftermath of the U.S. State Department's Office of Public Safety (OPS), which between 1962 and 1974 specialized in training police forces internationally. Officially a civilian agency, the OPS grew and operated in military and counterinsurgency realms in ways that transgressed the borders that are meant to contain the police within civilian, public, and local spheres. Tracing the career paths of OPS agents after their agency closed, Seigel shows how police practices writ large are rooted in violence--especially against people of color, the poor, and working people--and how understanding police as a civilian, public, and local institution legitimizes state violence while preserving the myth of state benevolence.

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