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Domestic Fortress: Fear and the New Home Front

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy


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 and the economy that we term tessellated neoliberalism. The book considers the nucleus of the domestic home as part of a much larger archipelago frontline of homes and gated communities that appear as a new home front set against diverse sources of social anxiety. These range from questions of invasion (such as burglary or identity theft) to those of security (the home as a financial resource in ret ... More

Keywords: Housing studies, Homeownership, Neoliberalism, Burglary, Socio-legal Studies, Culture of fear, Architecture, Urban studies, Urban geography, Urban criminology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781784995300
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784995300.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rowland Atkinson, author
University of Sheffield

Sarah Blandy, author
University of Sheffield