Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

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Index
Abdulmutallab, Umar Farouk, 108–9, 115, 116–17
Abu al-Zarqawi, 198
Abu Ghraib, 146
ad hoc reasoning. See mundane responses
Afghanistan war, 148, 192, 199, 216, 240n36; corruption stemming from, 202–3; counter-insurgency targets in, 198, 207; outsourced security for, 207–8; score settling in, 200; U.S.-led assassinations in, 198
Agamben, Giorgio, 228n7
airports, 5–6, 20, 85–127; authority and conformity in, 87–88, 234n5; class contexts of, 101–4; costs of security in, 116–17; disability challenges in, 99; gender contexts of, 100–101, 116, 235n30; general aviation (private planes) from, 101–2, 103; general improvements for, 120–24; insider threats in, 113–14; loopholes, weaknesses, and failures at, 105–13, 115; passengers’ security roles in, 114–15; privacy and surveillance in, 97–99, 235n22; racial/ethnic profiling in, 104–5, 125–26; remediation suggestions for, 119–27; sanitation in, 91, 105; scans and pat downs in, 90, 93, 96– 99, 109–10, 116, 235n17, 235n22; security checkpoints in, 90–96, 120–21, 124, 200; U.S. domination of procedures in, 117– 19; zero tolerance policies of, 94–96, 98, 102, 119, 125, 234n13
Airports Council International, 117–18
Alex Cooper, 136
Al Jazeera network, 203
Allen, Woody, 196
al-Qaeda, 8, 108, 148, 204, 214
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 16, 50
architecture. See Ground Zero
Arkin, William, 198, 207
Armstrong, Gary, 97
Army Corps of Engineers. See U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Aronson, Elliot, 79
artificial reefs, 188–89
artwork, 26, 122–24
Asch, Solomon, 209–10
authoritarianism and complexity, 201–2
avant-garde art, 26
Bahamonde, Marty, 178
Baker, Nicholson, 229n16
Baltimore freight-train accident, 83
Ban, Sherigu, 138
Barcan, Ruth, 30, 229n16
bathtub drownings, 9
Battery City Park (New York City), 135, 150
Beck, Ulrich, 8, 164
Becker, Howard, 38
Berson, Kerri, 230n37
Beyer Blinder Belle, 136
TheBigNecessity (George), 27
Bilmes, Linda, 148
Bin Laden, Osama, 146, 148, 198
biological attack escape masks, 72–73
Black Panthers, 203
Blackwater, 180–81
Block, Robert, 176
Bloomberg, Michael, 57, 213–14
borders, 205–6, 208
Bosner, Leo, 175
bowel disease, 31–32
British Communications Act, 95
Broughton, Martin, 117–18
Broussard, Alan, 172
Brown, Denise Scott, 46
Brown, Ethan, 57
Brown, Michael, 175
Buddhist practice, 18
Bush (George W.) administration: FBI

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