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Security In the Bubble: Navigating Crime in Urban South Africa

Christine Hentschel


Security in the Bubble is about the struggles of urbanites to come to terms with life in the city as dangerous. This book examines newly emerging aesthetic, affective and inclusionary spatialities of security governance. Urban South Africa is an especially pertinent site for such an endeavour: post-apartheid South Africa has reinvented space, using it as a technique of governance in more “positive” and sophisticated ways that ultimately alter the landscape of urban fragmentation. No longer reducible to the after-pains of racial apartheid nor to a new class segregation, this fragmentation is no ... More

Keywords: urban space, urban fear, security, governmentality, postcolonial, global South, post-apartheid South Africa, affect, techniques of the self

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816694310
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816694310.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Hentschel, author
Hamburg University