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Shutting Down the StreetsPolitical Violence and Social Control in the Global Era$
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Amory Starr, Luis A. Fernandez, and Christian Scholl

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780814740996

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814740996.001.0001

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A Taxonomy of Political Violence

A Taxonomy of Political Violence

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Shutting Down the Streets

Amory Starr

Luis Fernandez

Christian Scholl

NYU Press

This chapter analyzes the interrelationships among activist bodies, dissenting minds, social spaces that nurture dissent, and policing. It explores the effects of policing tactics on social space, including discourse, and on the social and individual psyche of activists and the wider group of dissenters. Furthermore, the chapter considers the marginalizing and preemptive effects of police action, the accumulative effects of police tactics, the disastrous effects of fear on political consciousness, the vulnerability of collectivity itself to police tactics, and the evisceration of discourse, culture, and history. In the end, the chapter concludes with a strong proposal regarding the meaning of political violence.

Keywords:   policing, social spaces, policing tactics, activists, political consciousness, political violence, dissenters

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