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When riot cops are not enough : the policing and repression of occupy Oakland, Mike King

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When riot cops are not enough : the policing and repression of occupy Oakland
Title
When riot cops are not enough
Title remainder
the policing and repression of occupy Oakland
Statement of responsibility
Mike King
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In When Riot Cops Are Not Enough, sociologist and activist Mike King examines the policing, and broader political repression, of the Occupy Oakland movement during the fall of 2011 through the spring of 2012. King's active and daily participation in that movement, from its inception through its demise, provides a unique insider perspective to illustrate how the Oakland police and city administrators lost the ability to effectively control the movement. Drawn from King's intensive field work, the book focuses on the physical, legal, political, and ideological dimensions of repression--in the streets, in courtrooms, in the media, in city hall, and within the movement itself--When Riot Cops Are Not Enough highlights the central role of political legitimacy, both for mass movements seeking to create social change, as well as for governmental forces seeking to control such movements. Although Occupy Oakland was different from other Occupy sites in many respects, King shows how the contradictions it illuminated within both social movement and police strategies provide deep insights into the nature of protest policing generally, and a clear map to understanding the full range of social control techniques used in North America in the twenty-first century"--
  • "This book examines the policing, and broader political repression, of Occupy Oakland. This project emerged from the authors active, daily participation in the movement, from its inception through its demise. The book illustrates how the Oakland police and city administrators lost their ability to effectively control the movement in its first two months, while its primary objective is to show how, through a variety of techniques, they were able to regain that control. After a failure to establish communicative cooperation with the movement (negotiated management), techniques of militarized policing, less-lethal weapons, and coordinated efforts to forge police control of urban space (strategic incapacitation) failed miserably in late-October 2011- leading to over 50,000 people shutting down the Port of Oakland a week later. Drawn from almost a year of intensive field work, the book focuses on the period from Occupy Oakland's beginnings, in early October 2011, until its last major mass action on May 1, 2012. Looking at the physical, legal and politico-ideological dimensions of repression - in the streets, in courtrooms, in the media, in city hall, and within the movement itself - this book highlights the central role of political legitimacy, both for mass movements seeking to create social change, as well as for forces seeking to control those movements. Although Occupy Oakland was very different from other U.S. Occupy sites in many respects, the contradictions it illuminated within both social movement and police strategies provide deep insights into the nature of protest policing generally, and a clear map to understanding the full range of social control techniques used in North America in the current moment. "--
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DLC
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King, Mike
Dewey number
322.4/40979466
Index
index present
LC call number
HC103
LC item number
.K455 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical issues in crime and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Port of Oakland
  • Occupy movement
  • Police
  • Social control
  • Social movements
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Law Enforcement
Label
When riot cops are not enough : the policing and repression of occupy Oakland, Mike King
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223122285688
  • 31223122285647
  • 31223122285662
  • 31223122285670
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The commune by the bay: the origins of Occupy Oakland
  • From permits to storm troopers : repression, social control, and the governmentality of protest
  • The Oakland commune, police violence, and political opportunity
  • Legitimating repression through depoliticizing it: federal coordination, "Health and Safety," and the November 2011 Occupy evictions
  • Putting the Occupy Oakland vigil to sleep: anti-gang techniques and the Oakland police department's state of exception
  • The meshing of force and legitimacy in the repression of Occupy Oakland's move-in day
  • Poison in the garden: a spring of seeds that never grew
  • Beyond control: fostering legitimate counter-conduct
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780813583747
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016024608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959034486
Label
When riot cops are not enough : the policing and repression of occupy Oakland, Mike King
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223122285688
  • 31223122285647
  • 31223122285662
  • 31223122285670
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The commune by the bay: the origins of Occupy Oakland
  • From permits to storm troopers : repression, social control, and the governmentality of protest
  • The Oakland commune, police violence, and political opportunity
  • Legitimating repression through depoliticizing it: federal coordination, "Health and Safety," and the November 2011 Occupy evictions
  • Putting the Occupy Oakland vigil to sleep: anti-gang techniques and the Oakland police department's state of exception
  • The meshing of force and legitimacy in the repression of Occupy Oakland's move-in day
  • Poison in the garden: a spring of seeds that never grew
  • Beyond control: fostering legitimate counter-conduct
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780813583747
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016024608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959034486

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