Indefensible Space: The Architecture of the National Insecurity State

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Showing how the upswell of paranoia and growing demand for security in the post-9/11 world has paradoxically created widespread insecurity, these varied essays examine how this anxiety-laden mindset erodes spaces both architectural and personal, encroaching on all aspects of everyday life. Starting from the most literal level--barricades and barriers in front of buildings, beefed up border patrols, gated communities, "safe rooms,"--to more abstract levels--enhanced surveillance at public spaces such as airports, increasing ...

Indefensible Space: The Architecture of the National Insecurity State 2008, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415953672

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Indefensible Space: The Architecture of the National Insecurity State 2007, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415953689

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