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

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Author   MOLOTCH Harvey  ISBN   9780691163581  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Princeton University Press  Group   Sci/Hum. View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Sociology  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2014 
Subject   Terrorism, armed struggle 
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Synopsis 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.

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