'Racing racial profiling research': complicating the 'trust of rights and powers' through an analysis of racial profiling narratives

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dc.contributor.advisor Feagin , Joe R . en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Foster , Holly en_US
dc.creator Glover , Karen Suzanne en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010 -01 -14T23 :58 :30Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T19 :38 :01Z
dc.date.available 2010 -01 -14T23 :58 :30Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T19 :38 :01Z
dc.date.created 2007 -08 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 -05 -15 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -1618
dc.description.abstract Racial profiling , in the context of the current study , concerns the association of racial and /or ethnic status with criminality and manifests in the traffic stop . The body of knowledge now available on racial profiling has documented well the incidence of numerical disparity of traffic stops between racial groups , with motorists of color subject to intrusion by the state at greater rates than White motorists (Withrow 2005 ) . Criminologists then turned to ?perception ? -based research to examine what makes an individual ?perceive ? he has been racially profiled . I argue that the second wave of research is dominated by a narrow survey approach , concentrates on the microlevel police -citizen encounter , and lacks a theoretical grounding , particularly in race theory . The ?perception ? orientation , I argue , discursively diminishes the experiences of communities of color in their experiences with the state . The current study re -examines the two main components of the ?perception ? based research - - personal and vicarious experience with the police ? to extend our understanding of the meanings behind personal and vicarious encounters with law enforcement . The current qualitative study , based on more than two dozen in -depth interviews , informs our understanding of racial profiling on a number of levels . Citizenship emerges as a dominant narrative from my respondents , thus extending the effects of the racialized traffic stop effects beyond the particularistic police -minority relationship and into larger legal and political realms not anticipated in the current literature . I find that the ?shadow citizenship ? identity imposed by the state through racializing and criminalizing processes like racial profiling is regularly rejected by people of color through various forms of resistance to racial oppression . A third important finding concerns the complication of ?vicarious experiences . ? My respondents indicate that they do not summarily adopt views about the police but contextualize their own experiences within understandings of collective memory . Finally , because I engage racial profiling through the theoretical perspectives of Collins , DuBois , Feagin , and Foucault , among others , and frame my overall research approach using critical race theory , the salience of race in racial profiling processes is undeniably evident , contrary to the racial vacuum dominating the current literature . en_US
dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.subject racial profiling en_US
dc.title 'Racing racial profiling research' : complicating the 'trust of rights and powers' through an analysis of racial profiling narratives en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Dissertation en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US

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'Racing racial profiling research': complicating the 'trust of rights and powers' through an analysis of racial profiling narratives. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -1618 .

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