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Whiteness, Culture Work, and the Symbolic Violence of Everyday Life: An Ethnography of Racial Performances in Policing


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Abstract (summary)

This ethnographic study examines the intersection of race, racism, and policing in the United States. The primary aim of this ethnography is to make visible how mundane policing performances shape the interface between criminal justice institutions and the public. Utilizing data collected from ride alongs with police officers, participant observation of police training, and mass media representations of racialized policing incidents, this ethnography documents the many ways race slides in and out of view in the most routine of police practices, images, habits, and talk. More directly, this research maps ways that cultural participants, particularly police officers, citizens, scholars, and the mass media perform race in the context of policing and, thus, illuminates the cultural processes of racial marking and cultural reproduction of racial ordering in the everyday performances of policing in the modern United States.

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Subject
American studies;
Criminology;
Ethnic studies
Classification
0323: American studies
0627: Criminology
0631: Ethnic studies
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Ethnography; Police; Racial performance; Reflexivity; Symbolic violence; Whiteness
Title
Whiteness, Culture Work, and the Symbolic Violence of Everyday Life: An Ethnography of Racial Performances in Policing
Author
Whitehead, Stephanie Nichol
Number of pages
189
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0093
Source
DAI-A 72/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124570297
Advisor
Kane, Stephanie C.
Committee member
Levesque, Roger; Manning, Peter; Pettiway, Leon; Verma, Arvind
University/institution
Indiana University
Department
Criminal Justice
University location
United States -- Indiana
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3449580
ProQuest document ID
862726927
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/862726927
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