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Manning, Peter K.

Overview
Works: 53 works in 227 publications in 2 languages and 9,473 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Redactor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: H62, 363.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter K Manning
Police work : the social organization of policing by Peter K Manning( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narcs' game : organizational and informational limits on drug law enforcement by Peter K Manning( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiotics and fieldwork by Peter K Manning( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnographic fieldwork and formal linguistic analysis have traditionally been thought to be diametrically opposed. In this provocative analysis Peter Manning argues that these methods of qualitative research are complementary
The privatization of policing : two views by Brian Forst( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizational communication by Peter K Manning( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the semiotic and ethnographic bases for organizational analysis, including the related fieldwork issues confronting the investigator. It explains the importance of rhetorical-dramaturgic and phenomenological strategies for the study of organizations. The arbitrary and culturally based connections in which organizations abound require an understanding of the particulars of cultural scenes, first observed, later conceptualized through semiotic theory. Organizational Communication includes a series of examples from applied semiotics research in nuclear regulatory policy making, truth telling, regulatory control (by, among others, the police), and risk analysis. These data provide the basis for a critique of the limits of earlier analyses of organizational change, such as those offered by structuralist theories. Dr. Manning concludes with an assessment of the postmodernist ethnographic strategies that have evolved as a response to a larger representational crisis, and of the implications of these strategies for the study of organizational culture
The technology of policing : crime mapping, information technology, and the rationality of crime control by Peter K Manning( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Technology of Policing offers a new understanding of the changing world of police departments and information technology's significant and undeniable influence on crime management."--Jacket
Handbook of social science methods( Book )

in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth and sociology by Peter K Manning( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policing contingencies by Peter K Manning( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Policing Contingencies, Peter K. Manning draws on decades of ethnographic research to investigate how law enforcement works on the ground and in the symbolic realm, and why most efforts to reform the way police work have failed so far." "Written with precision and judiciously argued, Policing Contingencies will be of value to scholars of sociology, criminology, information technology, and cultural theory."--Jacket
Youth : divergent perspectives by Peter K Manning( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbolic communication : signifying calls and the police response by Peter K Manning( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This first major empirical work on the semiotics of social action goes a long way toward answering substantive, theoretical and pragmatic questions on how codes actually operate in a specific social setting. It underscores the important yet often ignored role of the police as 'sign' or 'information workers.' Calls to the police represent a rich variety of human troubles, concerns, and needs by focusing on how police handle calls from the public, how they ascertain what a call means and what should be done with it, and how this is transformed through subsystems within the organization, Peter Manning provides a novel way of looking at organizational communication. Symbolic Communication provides examples of how members of an organization interpret their environment, in this instance, how the meaning of a call to the police is transformed as it moves across the boundaries of the organization (a transformation that involves a series of codings and recodings ensuring a continuous loose linkage of organization and environment). Manning shows why the police act in ways that differ from the way citizens and politicians would have them act, revealing the uncertainties that surround a policy agency's responsiveness. And he points out how today's computer technologies constrain the coding process, limiting in particular the effectiveness of the 911 systems used in most of our major cities"--Publisher's website
Policing : a view from the street by Peter K Manning( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police narcotics control : patterns and strategies by Jay Reigle Williams( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sociology of mental health and illness by Peter K Manning( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police narcotics control : patterns and strategies : summary by Jay R Williams( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic policing in a changing world by Peter K Manning( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Democratic policing today is a widely used approach to policing not only in Western societies but increasingly around the world. Yet it is rarely defined and it is little understood by the public and even by many of its practitioners. This book combines political philosophy, sociology, and criminal justice to develop a widely applicable fundamental conception of democratic policing." "DP is built on a basic principle that building trust with citizens is the basis of more effective and beneficial policing in a community. This requires an approach to equality among social groups that has not been present or referred to widely in police studies or in criminal justice. Moreover, it requires an understanding of the postmodern world: of rapid communication, displacement of time and space, and cheap worldwide transportation. These changes can cause displacement and distrust across national and cultural boundaries, even as states grow weaker and the local nature of policing comes into question. Insofar as policing is a means for coping with uncertainty and reducing distrust, it faces new challenges from contingencies produced by the media, the law, untoward events, internal command and control issues, and variations in officially recorded crime." "These trends call for the basic reformulation of the foundations of democratic policing taken up in this book. Manning delineates today's relationship between democracy and policing. He documents the failure of police reform, showing that each new approach - crime mapping, community policing, problem solving, and hotspots policing - has failed to alter any fundamental practice and has in fact increased inequalities. He offers new and better approaches for scholars, policy makers, police, governments, and societies to establish more effective policing."--Jacket
Handbook of social science methods by Robert B Smith( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qualitative methods by Robert B Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook of social science methods( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The police mandate : organizational analysis by Peter K Manning( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Semiotics and fieldwork
Alternative Names
Manning, Peter

Manning, Peter K.

Manning, Peter K. 1940-

Manning, Peter K. (Peter Kirby)

Manning, Peter Kirby

Peter K. Manning American academic

Languages
English (181)

Spanish (2)

Covers
The narcs' game : organizational and informational limits on drug law enforcementSemiotics and fieldworkThe privatization of policing : two viewsThe technology of policing : crime mapping, information technology, and the rationality of crime controlPolicing contingenciesSymbolic communication : signifying calls and the police responseDemocratic policing in a changing world