Exertions, the blog of the Society for the Anthropology of Work, has published a new series of posts entitled “Policing and Labor.” Many wonderful people have contributed to it, so I suggest you check it out. My own, “What is the ‘Work’ in ‘Police Work’,” briefly explores some of the political valences of the concept of “work” amidst the police reforms that are the subject of my upcoming book The Police Against Itself. Here’s more or less the punchline:Continue reading What is the “work” in “Police Work”?
I’ve recently published a piece of creative non-fiction–part of my forthcoming book The Police Against Itself–as part of the blog Somatosphere’s series “Notes on Guns and Violence.” Below is an excerpt:
I’m happy to announce that a collective project I’ve been working on for a very long time (over 3 years!) is finally out. The Anthropology of Police, edited by myself and William Garriott is now available for purchase in a variety of formats. It includes contributions from Peter K. Manning, Jeff Martin, Matthew Wolf-Meyer, Jennie M. Simpson, Avram Bornstein, Katherine Verdery, Yagmur Nurhat, Erika Robb Larkins, Paul Mutsaers & Tom Van Nuenen, Didier Fasssin, Laurence Ralph and Heath Cabot.
You can use the promotional code on the above flyer to save 20% when you order directly from Routledge. Below, you can also read the Introduction I co-authored with Will Garriott, as well as the rest of the front matter