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Rowland Atkinson: Domestic Fortress

A growing culture of fear is driving homeowners to retreat into fortified dwellings, concealed bunker pads and gated developments. How is this happening and why are we so distrusting of our neighbourhoods and its inhabitants?

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Tuesday 30th June, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

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About the Event

A growing culture of fear is driving homeowners to retreat into fortified dwellings, concealed bunker pads and gated developments. How is this happening and why are we so distrusting of our neighbourhoods and its inhabitants?

In this latest Armchair Event, Rowland Atkinson - author of Domestic Fortress: fear and the new home front - will explore the anxieties driving this retreat, linking them to 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 society today.

Drawing on perspectives and research from criminology, socio-legal studies, urban studies and sociology, Rowland will uncover a challenging vision of the private home as a site of wavering anxiety and security, exclusion and warmth, where dreams of retreat and autonomy mesh closely with the defining principles of neoliberal governance.

‘A must read for anyone interested in the links between emotional security, private security, surveillance and the architecture of an increasingly militarised environment.' Anna Minton, author of Ground Control

About the Book

 Domestic Fortress: Fear and the new home front
Domestic Fortress: Fear and the new home front

Rowland Atkinson, Sarah Blandy

Publisher:Manchester University Press

Publication date:28 Oct 2016

ISBN:9781784995317

This book 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. -- .