Discourse and Destruction The City of Philadelphia versus MOVE E–book/E–pub

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • Discourse and Destruction The City of Philadelphia versus MOVE
  • Robin Wagner-Pacifici
  • English
  • 10 February 2018
  • 9780226869773

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Download ↠ Discourse and Destruction The City of Philadelphia versus MOVE 105 Tire block of the neighborhood was destroyed and Mayor Wilson Goode was calling for an investigationHow did this struggle between the city and MOVE go from memos and meetings to tear gas and bombs And how does the mandate to defend public order become a destructive force Sifting through the hearings that followed the deadly encounter Robin Wagner Pacifici reconstructs the conflict between MOVE and the city of Philadelphia Against this richly nuanced account in which the participants from the mayor and the police officers to members of MOVE and their neighbors offer opposing versions of their aims assumptions and strategies Wagner Pacifici develops a compelling analysis.

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Download ↠ Discourse and Destruction The City of Philadelphia versus MOVE 105 In the early 1980s the radical group MOVE settled into a rowhouse in a predominantly African American neighborhood of west Philadelphia beginning years of confrontations with neighbors and police over its anti establishment ways and militant stance against all social and political institutions On May 13 1985 following a period of increased MOVE activity and threats by neighbors to take matters into their own hands the city moved from bureaucratic involvement to violent intervention Police bullhorned arrest warrants hosed down the rowhouse sprayed tear gas through its walls and dropped explosives from a helicopter By the end of the day eleven MOVE members were dead an en. Wild Storm years of confrontations with neighbors and police over its anti establishment ways and militant stance against all social and political institutions On May 13 1985 following a period of increased MOVE activity and threats by neighbors to take matters into their own hands the city moved from bureaucratic involvement to violent intervention Police bullhorned arrest warrants hosed down the rowhouse sprayed tear gas through its walls and dropped explosives from a helicopter By the end of the day eleven MOVE members were dead an en.

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Download ↠ Discourse and Destruction The City of Philadelphia versus MOVE 105 Of the relation between definition and action between language and violenceWas MOVE simply a radical black separatist group with an alternative way of life Or was it a terrorist cult that held a neighborhood and politicians hostage to its offensive language and bizarre behavior Wagner Pacifici shows how competing definitions of MOVE led to different strategies for managing the conflict In light of the shockingly similar and even deadly 1993 Branch Davidian disaster in Waco Texas such an analysis becomes imperative Indeed for those who hope to understand and finally to forestall the moment when language and violence are inexorably drawn together this book demands attenti.