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The Resource The truth about crime : sovereignty, knowledge, social order, Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff

The truth about crime : sovereignty, knowledge, social order, Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff

Label
The truth about crime : sovereignty, knowledge, social order
Title
The truth about crime
Title remainder
sovereignty, knowledge, social order
Statement of responsibility
Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In this book, renowned anthropologists Jean and John L. Comaroff make a startling but absolutely convincing claim about our modern era: it is not by our arts, our politics, or our science that we understand ourselves it is by our crimes. Surveying an astonishing range of forms of crime and policing from petty thefts to the multibillion-dollar scams of too-big-to-fail financial institutions to the collateral damage of war they take readers into the disorder of the late modern world. Looking at recent transformations in the triangulation of capital, the state, and governance that have led to an era where crime and policing are ever more complicit, they offer a powerful meditation on the new forms of sovereignty, citizenship, class, race, law, and political economy of representation that have arisen. To do so, the Comaroffs draw on their vast knowledge of South Africa, especially, and its struggle to build a democracy founded on the rule of law out of the wreckage of long years of violence and oppression. There they explore everything from the fascination with the supernatural in policing to the extreme measures people take to prevent home invasion, drawing illuminating comparisons to the United States and United Kingdom. Going beyond South Africa, they offer a global criminal anthropology that attests to criminality as the constitutive fact of contemporary life, the vernacular by which politics are conducted, moral panics voiced, and populations ruled
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Comaroff, Jean
Dewey number
364.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6035
LC item number
.C657 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Comaroff, John L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crime
  • Police administration
  • Crime
  • Police administration
  • Politische Anthropologie
  • Gesellschaftsordnung
  • Innere Sicherheit
  • Politischer Wandel
  • Kriminalität
  • Polizeiaufgabe
  • Strafjustiz
  • Apartheid
  • Privatisierung
  • Bewachungsgewerbe
  • Südafrika
Label
The truth about crime : sovereignty, knowledge, social order, Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-325) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Crime, capital, and the metaphysics of disorder: an overview, in three movements -- Crime, policing, and the making of modernity: the state, sovereignty, and the il/legal -- The order of things to come: crime-and-policing in the present continuous forensic fantasy and the political economy of representation: scenes from the brave noir world -- Law-making, law-breaking, and law-enforcement: five uneasy pieces -- Divine detection: policing at the edge -- Imposture, law, and the policing of personhood: the return of Khulekani Khumalo, zombie captive -- Figuring crime: quantifacts, mythostats, and the production of the un/real -- Outsourcing justice, privatizing protection: practices of popular sovereignty -- Sharp endings: a pointed afterimage
Control code
944087654
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 347 pages
Isbn
9780226424880
Lccn
2016034773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026692387
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944087654
Label
The truth about crime : sovereignty, knowledge, social order, Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Crime, capital, and the metaphysics of disorder: an overview, in three movements -- Crime, policing, and the making of modernity: the state, sovereignty, and the il/legal -- The order of things to come: crime-and-policing in the present continuous forensic fantasy and the political economy of representation: scenes from the brave noir world -- Law-making, law-breaking, and law-enforcement: five uneasy pieces -- Divine detection: policing at the edge -- Imposture, law, and the policing of personhood: the return of Khulekani Khumalo, zombie captive -- Figuring crime: quantifacts, mythostats, and the production of the un/real -- Outsourcing justice, privatizing protection: practices of popular sovereignty -- Sharp endings: a pointed afterimage
Control code
944087654
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 347 pages
Isbn
9780226424880
Lccn
2016034773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026692387
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944087654

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