The Resource Against Security : How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger, Harvey Molotch

Against Security : How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger, Harvey Molotch

Label
Against Security : How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger
Title
Against Security
Title remainder
How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger
Statement of responsibility
Harvey Molotch
Creator
Contributor
Author
Provider
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The inspections we put up with at airport gates and the endless warnings we get at train stations, on buses, and all the rest are the way we encounter the vast apparatus of U.S. security. Like the wars fought in its name, these measures are supposed to make us safer in a post–9/11 world. But do they? Against Security explains how these regimes of command-and-control not only annoy and intimidate but are counterproductive. Sociologist Harvey Molotch takes us through the sites, the gizmos, and the politics to urge greater trust in basic citizen capacities—along with smarter design of public spaces. In a new preface, he discusses abatement of panic and what the NSA leaks reveal about the real holes in our security
Biographical or historical data
Harvey Molotch is professor of sociology and metropolitan studies at New York University. His other books include the classic "Urban Fortunes" and the more recent "Where Stuff Comes From".
Cataloging source
IN-ChSCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Molotch, Harvey
Government publication
other
LC call number
  • HV6432
  • HV6432
LC item number
  • .M645 2014eb
  • .M656 2012eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
De Gruyter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Electronic books
  • National security
  • Terrorism
  • Transportation
  • National security
  • Political Science, other
  • Political Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Terrorism
  • Transportation
  • Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste, Versicherungen
Target audience
specialized
Label
Against Security : How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger, Harvey Molotch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 4. Wrong-Way Flights: Pushing Humans Away
  • Chapter 5. Forting Up the Skyline: Rebuilding at Ground Zero
  • Chapter 6. Facing Katrina: Illusions of Levee and Compulsion to Build
  • Chapter 7. Conclusion: Radical Ambiguity and the Default to Decency
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction: Colors of Security
  • Chapter 2. Bare Life: Restroom Anxiety and the Urge for Control
  • Chapter 3. Below the Subway: Taking Care Day In and Day Out
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(288 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852338
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400852338
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)447697
  • (OCoLC)900827256
  • (OCoLC)979759043
  • (DE-B1597)9781400852338
Label
Against Security : How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger, Harvey Molotch
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 4. Wrong-Way Flights: Pushing Humans Away
  • Chapter 5. Forting Up the Skyline: Rebuilding at Ground Zero
  • Chapter 6. Facing Katrina: Illusions of Levee and Compulsion to Build
  • Chapter 7. Conclusion: Radical Ambiguity and the Default to Decency
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction: Colors of Security
  • Chapter 2. Bare Life: Restroom Anxiety and the Urge for Control
  • Chapter 3. Below the Subway: Taking Care Day In and Day Out
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(288 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852338
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400852338
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)447697
  • (OCoLC)900827256
  • (OCoLC)979759043
  • (DE-B1597)9781400852338

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