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Christine Hentschel

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816694310

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816694310.001.0001

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Handsome Space

Handsome Space

Governing through Flirting

(p.57) 3 Handsome Space
Security In the Bubble

Christine Hentschel

University of Minnesota Press

“Handsome Space” analyzes a vision of security as a space-specific good that can best be achieved through the powers of aesthetics and affect. It is about the making of safe bubbles (i.e. bars, parks, city improvement districts, or informal parking lots) through the power of flirtation.

Keywords:   urban aesthetics, affect, security, security bubbles, governmentality, urban fear

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