Police beat: the emotional power of music in police work

Dennis, Simone Jane (2007) Police beat: the emotional power of music in police work. Cambria Press, New York City, United States. ISBN 978-1-934043-57-8


This book deals with the intersection(s) between music and emotion, and how police officers in a major Australian metropolitan police department draw on this intersection to wield subtle power over the policed community. As is indicated throughout this work, each of these arenas has been singularly the subject of anthropological attention. The intersection between the three has also been visited; Qureshi (2000), Adorno (1973) Stokes (1994) and Abu-Lughod (1990) to name but a few have explored the ways in which the musically affective, or the affectively musical, have been involved in the exercise of power. Anthropological forays into each of the three topic areas comprising the intersection I am interested in exploring in this book have created domains enriched by scholarly argument, by starkly opposing positions, and by rapidly growing bodies of literature.

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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:06
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 01:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: music, emotion, power, police, anthropology
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
16 Studies in Human Society > 1602 Criminology > 160205 Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190407 Music Performance
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2440

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