Policing and the Poetics of Everyday Life (Hardback)Jonathan M. Wender (author)
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 08/10/2008
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Policing and the Poetics of Everyday Life takes a unique approach to several abiding issues in criminology and sociology from the standpoint of philosophy and aesthetics. This study by a self-described \u201cphilosopher-cop\u201d develops a phenomenological interpretation of police-citizen encounters, revealing the importance of metaphysics in everyday life through a disclosure of the grounding principles that inform the bureaucratic approach to human predicaments.Jonathan M. Wender, a social philosopher and veteran police sergeant, draws on Martin Heidegger to argue that \u201cpraxis is poetry,\u201d interpreting all social action as intentional creation (or \u201cpoiesis\u201d) that is intrinsically meaningful. Using an interpretive framework that he calls a \u201cphenomenological aesthetics of encounter,\u201d Wender takes up a number of case studies of police-citizen encounters, including cases of domestic violence, contacts with juveniles, drug-related situations, instances of mental and emotional crisis, and death.
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
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