(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The contours of disorder : crime maps and territorial policing in South Africa

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) African Centre for Migration and Society, Johannesburg, AFRIQUE DU SUD


This papers analyses the contours of disorder through crime maps and territorial policing in Johannesburg, South Africa. It demonstrates that, in the postapartheid era, South African police and vigilantes have synthesised statistically oriented policing logics with the racial policing tactics of the past to anticipate, locate, isolate, and redistribute patterns of violent crime. In so doing, they have created forms of territorial power and violence that are neither new nor old, but undeniably postsovereign


Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 32, no1 [pp. 91-107]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/d18311

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