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Author Atkinson, Rowland, author

Title Domestic fortress : fear and the new home front / Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 223 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The myths and meanings of home security -- 3. A shell for the body and mind -- 4. Invasions of privacy -- 5. Fear, crime and the home -- 6. Technologies of the defended home -- 7. Withdraw, defend or destroy -- 8. The fortress archipelago -- 9. Complexes of the domestic fortress
Summary This volume critically analyses the contemporary home and its close relationship to fear and security, a relationship fuelled by the corporate and political manufacturing of fear, the triumph of neoliberal models of home-ownership and related modes of social individualisation and risk that permeate contemporary society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-219) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Dwellings -- Security measures.
Fear -- Social aspects.
Home -- Psychological aspects.
Security (Psychology)
Form Electronic book
Author Blandy, Sarah, author
ISBN 152610816X (electronic bk.)
9781526108166 (electronic bk.)