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Policing the frontier : an ethnography of two worlds in Niger / Mirco Göpfert.

Author/Creator:
Göpfert, Mirco, 1984- author.
Publication:
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 175 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Police/worlds
Police/worlds : studies in security, crime, and governance
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Subjects:
Police, Rural -- Niger.
Ethnology -- Niger.
Niger -- Rural conditions.
Ethnology.
Police, Rural.
Rural conditions.
Niger.
Summary:
"This book explores what it means to be a gendarme investigating cases, writing reports, and settling disputes in a rural community in Niger and also addresses the irresolvable tension between bureaucratic forms and peoples' lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
A handful of gendarmes, two worlds, and the frontier between
A history of the gendarmerie in Niger
A story of a murder, no traces and nothing to report:
The ear : listening to noise, hearing cases
The eye : surveillance and the problem of "seeing things"
The pen : report writing and bureaucratic aesthetics
Drama work
Repair work
Tragic work
Postscript : on the significance of the frontier.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-169) and index.
Other format:
Online version: Göpfert, Mirco, 1984- Policing the frontier
ISBN:
9781501747212
1501747215
9781501747229
1501747223
9781501747236
9781501747243
OCLC:
1104073956