Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 November 2016

232 Pages | 39 photographs

8.5x5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781784995317

Bookseller Code (06)

Domestic Fortress

Fear and the new home front

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Offers an exciting and original analysis of contemporary homeownership, the culture of fear, role of government and corporate actors in generating a defensive and defensible domestic built environment
  • The first book to use the home as a way of understanding the links between fear of crime, property ownership, the politics of neoliberalism, social inequality and architectures and technologies that are changing the look and feel of cities globally today
  • Provides a radically interdisciplinary treatment of contemporary social life that crosses urban studies, sociology, criminology, law and housing studies
  • Offers an accessible account that will appeal to a wider readership and, in particular, those interested in questions of fear, social inequality, the changing role of governments and new exclusionary urban landscapes that are emblematic of urban life today

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