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Police Social Work

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work.

Police social workers are professionally trained social workers or individuals with related academic degrees employed within police departments or social service agencies who receive...

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Bad Youth

David Ambaras.

December 2005; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Anthropology. 309 pages.

A study of the political, social, and cultural history of juvenile delinquency in modern Japan, this book treats the policing of urban youth as a crucial site for the development of new...

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Two Cheers for CSR

Peter Rosenblum.

in Corporate Social Responsibility?

September 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 8124 words.

This chapter provides an overview of corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies employed by industry as well as activist networks and draws out aspects of the apparel and extractive...

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“Good” Appearances

Jennifer Roth-Gordon.

in Race and the Brazilian Body

December 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 10619 words.

This chapter describes how poor dark-skinned male youth turn to language to talk their way out of potentially dangerous and always uncomfortable encounters with the military police in Rio...

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Provisional Authority

Beatrice Jauregui.

November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 215 pages.

Policing as a global form is often fraught with excessive violence, corruption, and even criminalization. These sorts of problems are especially omnipresent in postcolonial nations such as...

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Police and Provisionality

Beatrice Jauregui.

in Provisional Authority

November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 12963 words.

Police authority in postcolonial North India is a great puzzle. Sometimes it manifests as hyper-empowerment, abuse of office, and other excesses. Sometimes it coheres as little more than...

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Orderly Ethics

Beatrice Jauregui.

in Provisional Authority

November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10724 words.

Building on previous chapters’ discussions of provisionality and morality, this chapter formulates a deeper understanding of how authority is constructed through the ethics of everyday...

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Women of the Street

Susan Dewey and Tonia St. Germain.

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 288 pages.

This is a book about people who make their living by engaging in street-based sex trading and criminal justice and social services efforts to curtail it through the work of police officers,...

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Corruptible Virtue

Beatrice Jauregui.

in Provisional Authority

November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 11372 words.

Police and other people in north India deploy a variety of euphemisms for corruption, one of which is the Hindi term “jugaad”, which refers to goal-oriented improvisation, especially the...

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Anthropology of Kurdistan

Chris Houston.

in Anthropology

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10057 words.

Outside of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq, surrounding states and the United Nations do not recognize Kurdistan as an independent entity. In Iran, it is a heavily policed...

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