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Domestic Fortress: Fear and the New Home Front

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784995300
eISBN:
9781526121035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995300.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Domestic Fortress offers a critical analysis of the contemporary home and its close relationship to fear and security. It considers the important connection between the private home, political life ... More


Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900-1980

Todd M. Michney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631943
eISBN:
9781469631967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631943.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The story of white flight and the neglect of black urban neighbourhoods has been well told by urban historians in recent decades. Yet much of this scholarship has downplayed black agency and tended ... More


How Can We Get Out of the Housing Quandary?

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks into why there is an enormous aspiration within the community for homeownership, and glances at the housing policies implemented by the government over the past few decades. It ... More


Galvanized Ghettos?

Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish

in Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713217
eISBN:
9781501709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the trade-offs of mobile homeownership and trailer park residence. Following a brief history of manufactured housing in the US, the chapter provides central research questions ... More


Reforming the Mobile Home Industrial Complex

Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish

in Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713217
eISBN:
9781501709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an overview of policy strategies intended to curb, or balance financial and social aspects of homeownership and park life with the structure and profitability of the mobile-home ... More


Introduction

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

in Domestic Fortress: Fear and the New Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784995300
eISBN:
9781526121035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995300.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Introduces the argument that in the early twenty first century the private home has become a key battleground in a social politics focused on fear, pre-emptive action and architectural fortification. ... More


The myths and meanings of home security

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

in Domestic Fortress: Fear and the New Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784995300
eISBN:
9781526121035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995300.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter paints in some of the background to the process by which the contemporary fortress home has become normalised. Social changes in the second half of the twentieth century have ... More


A shell for the body and mind

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

in Domestic Fortress: Fear and the New Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784995300
eISBN:
9781526121035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995300.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter considers the meaning and importance of more psychological aspects of the private home. Homeownership has been argued to provide us with a deep sense of security of being in troubled ... More


Invasions of privacy

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

in Domestic Fortress: Fear and the New Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784995300
eISBN:
9781526121035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995300.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on the risks that are perceived to threaten the home. Not only do problems like burglary loom large in a fearful public imagination, contemporary life presents us with new ... More


Fear, crime and the home

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

in Domestic Fortress: Fear and the New Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784995300
eISBN:
9781526121035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995300.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on fear of crime, and particularly on the fear of home invasion (burglary). It links back to the ways in which we are taught to fear in our childhood homes, and the contemporary ... More


Technologies of the defended home

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

in Domestic Fortress: Fear and the New Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784995300
eISBN:
9781526121035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995300.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Defence has always been a primary element in home design; this chapter traces the ebbs and flows of fortification over time, tracing back the contemporary alternative features of withdrawal and ... More


Withdraw, defend or destroy

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

in Domestic Fortress: Fear and the New Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784995300
eISBN:
9781526121035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995300.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Here we discuss the balance of responsibility between the state and the individual homeowner to protect the home, against the background of a lack of confidence in governments' ability to prevent ... More


The fortress archipelago

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

in Domestic Fortress: Fear and the New Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784995300
eISBN:
9781526121035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995300.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Homes and entire neighbourhoods are increasingly organised around defensive principles, the rise of gated homes and the domestic fortress itself are architectural motifs that have become normalised ... More


Complexes of the domestic fortress

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

in Domestic Fortress: Fear and the New Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784995300
eISBN:
9781526121035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995300.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Finding a way out from these forces is difficult to imagine precisely because a range of political and corporate entrepreneurs draw profits from fear – developers selling gated communities, ... More


The Roots of Upward Mobility: Outlying Black Settlement before 1940

Todd M. Michney

in Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900-1980

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631943
eISBN:
9781469631967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631943.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter uncovers how middling black families gained access to the outlying neighbourhoods of Glenville and Mount Pleasant, documenting these communities’ socioeconomic structures and their ... More


Zoning, Development, and Residential Access: Lee-Miles in the 1950s and 1960s

Todd M. Michney

in Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900-1980

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631943
eISBN:
9781469631967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631943.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shifts focus to Cleveland’s far south-eastern corner to probe the origins of the Lee-Seville enclave, investigating several land development battles that materialized between and among ... More


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