Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image


Domestic Fortress : Fear and the New Home Front, Paperback / softback Book

Domestic Fortress : Fear and the New Home Front Paperback / softback


Today's home is a kind of fortress that tells us as much about our need for privacy as it does about ensuring our security.

Fortress homes, gated communities and elaborate defensive systems have become everyday features of urban life, highlighting the depth of fear as well as the desire for prestige and social display and the ideological strength of home ownership.

This book offers a fresh analysis of our homes, our demands for security and anxieties about invasion, loss and finding seclusion in a worrying and divided world.

Using a rich range of sources from cutting-edge research to media accounts, the book considers the fantasies and realities of dangers to the contemporary home and its inhabitants, and details the extreme measures now used in the pursuit of total safety. -- .


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 39 black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Urban communities
  • ISBN: 9781784995317

Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Rowland Atkinson   |  View all