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Fear, Space and Urban Planning

A Critical Perspective from Southern Europe

Authors: Tulumello, Simone

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  • Unravels the mutual relations of urban fear, space, and urban planning
  • Offers a critical approach innovative within planning research
  • Studies a context, southern Europe, that allows the proposition of novel theoretical and empirical insights
  • Engages with a theme of interest to a wider audience encompassing practitioners, politicians, and the general public
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This book examines the phenomenon of urban fear – the increasing anxiety over crime and violence in Western cities despite their high safety – with a view to developing a comprehensive, critical, exploratory theory of fear, space, and urban planning that unravels the paradoxes of their mutual relations. By focusing especially on the southern European cities of Palermo and Lisbon, the book also aims to expand upon recent studies on urban geopolitics, enriching them from the perspective of ordinary, as opposed to global, cities. Readers will find enlightening analysis of the ways in which urban fear is (re)produced, including by misinformative discourses on security and fear and the political construction of otherness as a means of exclusion. The spatialization of fear, e.g., through fortification, privatization, and fragmentation, is explored, and the ways in which urban planning is informed by and has in turn been shaping urban fear are investigated. A concluding chapter considers divergent potential futures and makes a call for action. The book will appeal to all with an interest in whether, and to what extent, the production of ‘fearscapes’, the contemporary landscapes of fear, constitutes an emergent urban political economy.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 71,39 €
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43936-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 88,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82946-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fear, Space and Urban Planning
Book Subtitle
A Critical Perspective from Southern Europe
Authors
Series Title
UNIPA Springer Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43937-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43937-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43936-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82946-3
Series ISSN
2366-7516
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 131
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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