Enforcing Order: An Ethnography of Urban Policing and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$23.70
Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.95
  • Save: $1.25 (5%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 18 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $6.65
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Enforcing Order: An Ethnography of Urban Policing Paperback – October 7, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-0745664804 ISBN-10: 0745664806 Edition: 1st

Buy New
Price: $23.70
30 New from $19.42 10 Used from $19.15
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$23.70
$19.42 $19.15
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Frequently Bought Together

Enforcing Order: An Ethnography of Urban Policing + Ecologies of Comparison: An Ethnography of Endangerment in Hong Kong (Experimental Futures) + How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human
Price for all three: $71.32

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Polity; 1 edition (October 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745664806
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745664804
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #375,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Enforcing Order is an intriguing read, not least for what it reveals about the politics of law and order, and of policing, in France in recent times”
Tim Newburn, LSE, LSE Review of Books

"Powerful, distressing and thought-provoking. The book is based on 15 months of fieldwork, an undertaking unprecedented in France and one that, as the difficulties of access Fassin encountered suggest, will not be conducted again for some time."
Times Higher Education

"Fassin’s book – the most significant contribution to the public anthropology of policing – has opened up space to discuss the unresolved tension underlying the contemporary state, that between providing security and protecting human rights."
Social Anthropology

"Fassin has written a brilliant example of public anthropology. This ethnography of the anti-crime squads of the French police powerfully captures the institutionalization of racism and violence against poor youth and immigrants. His book must reach the widest possible audience because these paramilitaries operating out of sight of the general public with the complicity of politicians, career bureaucrats and the courts must be dismantled."
Philippe Bourgois, University of Pennsylvania

"This vivid description of the daily routines of police squads operating in under-privileged Parisian suburbs reinstates ethnography as a powerful tool for revealing how social exclusion works. By bringing to life, from the point of view of its officers, how the police consolidates social hierarchies, Fassin reminds us eloquently that the behavior of its police forces is the best index of the state of a democracy."
Philippe Descola, Collège de France

"A fascinating read – a brilliant, deep plunge into the lives, routines, racial tensions, sometimes violence, and intricate moral reasoning of the police officers in an anti-crime brigade in the French banlieues during a heated time of rioting in Paris. It blends a subtle analysis of the moral economy of the police with rigorous ethnographic detail and a genuine honesty or transparency on Didier Fassin’s part. It is a very important contribution to our understanding of police practices in this new age of security."
Bernard Harcourt, University of Chicago

About the Author

Didier Fassin is James D. Wolfensohn Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. His previous works include The Empire of Trauma and When Bodies Remember.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

By Yvonne V. Jones on August 27, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
too busy
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images