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Private and Public in the Spatial Organization of Everyday Practices of Neighborhood Police Officers (An Attempt at an Ethnographic Study). Summary

Опубликовано на портале: 23-02-2012
Laboratorium. Журнал социальных исследований. 2011.  № 3. С. 188-192. 
This article is an ethnographic study of the spatial aspects of the everyday life of  neighborhood  police  offi cers,  based  on  participant  observation  conducted  in Kazan' in 2007. It analyzes forms of neighborhood policemen’s professional activities and four types of professional spaces where their work takes place: (1) the precinct—the  primary  (often  spatially  disordered)  area  of  the  offi cer’s  supervision  and  the space for basic practices of self-presentation to the controlled population; (2) the neighborhood in general and, in particular, the space of the precinct station where offi cers’  primary  professional  solidarity  is  formed  and  where,  as  a  rule,  structured interactions with the local population happen; (3) the space of the district police department, which usually appears to the “ordinary” neighborhood police offi cer as “the bosses’ territory” and therefore as “other” and “hostile” space; (4) the citywide space beyond the precinct, where professional duties are often perceived negatively and treated as a violation of policemen’s labor rights. In Russian, extensive summary in English.
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