Title: Onveiligheidsgevoelens bij blanke middenklassers in Kaapstad. Op zoek naar een comfortzone in een ongelijk land
Authors: Schuermans, Nick # ×
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Boom Lemma Uitgevers
Series Title: Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit vol:1 issue:1 pages:53-72
Abstract: Drawing on in-depth interviews with more than forty White South Africans in a middle class neighborhood of Cape Town, this paper looks at the motivations to secure South African houses and neighbourhoods with perimeter walls, security initiatives and neighbourhood watches. The discourses of the residents make it clear that seemingly banal actions to secure the residential environment are motivated as much by the fear of falling property prices and the fear of losing psychological comfort as they are driven by the high levels of crime and fear of crime.
ISSN: 2211‐9507
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AT
Appears in Collections:Division of Geography & Tourism
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