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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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The Politics of Crime and Space in South Africa

The Politics of Crime and Space in South Africa

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Security In the Bubble

Christine Hentschel

University of Minnesota Press

“The Politics of Crime and Space in South Africa” builds a historical framework for understanding the politics of crime and space in urban South Africa and contextualizes themes crucial to the empirical analysis discussed later in the book, namely security deficits, segregation, plural policing, as well as information and communication politics. Handsome space reconstructs city makers’ and security experts’ taste for aesthetic and affective communication as a means of making their places safe.

Keywords:   post-apartheid South Africa, politics of crime, security deficits, segregation, plural policing, information politics, urban space, security, affect

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