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// A Brief Introduction to Homeland Security Work

in Under Construction

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780226257433
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226257457 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226257457.003.0005
// A Brief Introduction to Homeland Security Work

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This chapter, which discusses the issues covered by homeland security work in the United States, suggests that there are two rough categories of homeland security work: daily task oriented work and context building. It provides examples of some of the questions facing practitioners, and introduces two important themes of coordination and information sharing/secrecy. The chapter also contends that understanding local homeland security is a fundamentally interpretive task.

Keywords: homeland security; United States; context building; coordination; information sharing; interpretative task

Chapter.  3459 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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