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Secession or cohesion? Exploring the impact of gated communities

Sarah Blandy

in Community cohesion in crisis?: New dimensions of diversity and difference

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420244
eISBN:
9781447301912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420244.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the consequences for social cohesion of the increasing number of gated communities in England. An assessment of the evidence on the levels of community cohesion within such ... More


Gated communities: a response to, or remedy for, anti-social behaviour?

Blandy Sarah

in Housing, urban governance and anti-social behaviour: Perspectives, policy and practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346858
eISBN:
9781447302544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346858.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the themes of devolved community governance and privatised security that occur across the housing tenures. It considers such residential developments as illustrating the move ... More


Cairo as Neoliberal Capital? From Walled City to Gated Communities

Eric Denis

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The new dimension of Cairo is marked by a flight of the urban elites made more visible by the de-densification of the urban center. Within this optic, the gated communities must appear as a ... More


Domesticating Security: Gated Communities and Cooperative Apartment Buildings in New York City and Long Island, New York

Setha Low

in Spaces of Security: Ethnographies of Securityscapes, Surveillance, and Control

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479863013
eISBN:
9781479805778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479863013.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The impact of the U.S. security concerns is not only seen in political and spatial restrictions on public space or inscribed in militarized borders, but also in the increasing penetration of the ... More


Gated Communities

John Wei

in Queer Chinese Cultures and Mobilities: Kinship, Migration, and Middle Classes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9789888528271
eISBN:
9789882206304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528271.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter focuses on the politics of proximity on locative mobile media that evoke the issue of social position and class affiliation, and on online and urban queer communities that are separated ... More


Cairo Collages: Everyday Life Practices after the Event

Mona Abaza

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145116
eISBN:
9781526152114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145123
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

In Cairo collages, the large-scale political, economic, and social changes in Egypt brought on by the 2011 revolution are set against the declining fortunes of a single apartment building in a ... More


Spaces of the City

Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng

in Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035910
eISBN:
9780262338868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035910.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The chapter analyzes and compares the different uses of urban space – whether public space, open space, or privatized space -- in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China. It contrasts the modernist spatial ... More


Understanding place and public policy

Robin Hambleton

in Leading the inclusive city: Place-based innovation for a bounded planet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447304975
eISBN:
9781447311843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304975.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter argues that place should play a much more prominent role in policy making. The meaning of place is considered and five reasons for paying more attention to place are outlined: 1) ... More


Entangled Urbanism: Slum, Gated Community, and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon

Sanjay Srivastava

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198099147
eISBN:
9780199084487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099147.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

What makes a city? Rather than a totality, a city is best understood through focusing upon different but interconnected spaces and processes that make for both dynamism and instability in human ... More


National Identity, Bedrooms, and Kitchens

Sanjay Srivastava

in Entangled Urbanism: Slum, Gated Community, and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198099147
eISBN:
9780199084487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099147.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Focusing upon the rise of gated residential communities in New Gurgaon and other localities, this chapter suggests that there are two significant aspects to this development. The first relates to ... 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


Plenitude, Decrepitude, and Unruly Villagers: People Want a Community, But Not Like a Mohalla

Sanjay Srivastava

in Entangled Urbanism: Slum, Gated Community, and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198099147
eISBN:
9780199084487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099147.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

If New Gurgaon’s public spaces are imagined as the sites of plenitude through the flowering of new cultures of consumption and ‘partnerships’ between private corporations, there are also dark ... More


‘Lifestyle Choices in Harmony’: Gated Biographies

Sanjay Srivastava

in Entangled Urbanism: Slum, Gated Community, and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198099147
eISBN:
9780199084487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099147.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter in offers a series of biographical notes of residents of Gurgaon’s gated communities. It seeks to utilize biography as a method of understanding wider social processes. It suggests that ... 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


Housing, urban governance and anti-social behaviour: Perspectives, policy and practice

John Flint (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346858
eISBN:
9781447302544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346858.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book explores an issue of growing importance to policy makers, academics, housing practitioners and students. It brings together contributions from the most prominent scholars in the field to ... More


Expanding the Self

Stephen C. Angle

in Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780190062897
eISBN:
9780190062927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062897.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with some evidence of the Confucian rejection of selflessness, and then turns to a clearer explanation of what selfishness is and why it is so problematic. Next it explores the ... More


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