Violent Order: Essays on the Nature of Police (Paperback)

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This book 's radical theory of police argues that the police demand for order is a class order and a racialized and patriarchal order, by arguing that the police project, in order to fabricate and defend capitalist order, must patrol an imaginary line between society and nature, it must transform nature into inert matter made available for accumulation. Police don 't just patrol the ghetto or the Indian reservation, the thin blue line doesn 't just refer to a social order, rather police announce a general claim to domination--of labor and of nature.

Police and police violence are modes of environment-making. This edited volume argues that any effort to understand racialized police violence is incomplete without a focus on the role of police in constituting and reinforcing patterns of environmental racism.

About the Author

David Correia is an associate professor of American studies and geography & environmental studies at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Properties of Violence: Law and Land Grant Struggle in Northern New Mexico, and coauthor with Tyler Wall of Police: A Field Guide.Tyler Wall is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the coauthor with David Correia of Police: A Field Guide.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781642594669
ISBN-10: 1642594660
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: August 17th, 2021
Pages: 225
Language: English