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Behind the gates : life, security, and the pursuit of happiness in fortress America / Setha Low.
By: Low, Setha M.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Routledge, 2004Description: xi, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780415950411 (pbk.); 0415950414 (pbk.).Subject(s): Gated communities -- United States | Community life -- United StatesDDC classification: 307.0973 LOW Online resources: Table of contents
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -262) and index.
Unlocking the gated community -- Arriving at the gate -- Searching for community -- Re-creating the past -- Protecting the children and safety for all -- Fear of crime -- Fear of others -- Niceness and property values -- Private governance, taxes, and moral minimalism -- Easing the way to retirement -- Don't fence me in.
"Gated communities are the fastest growing form of housing in the United States. In the last twenty years, thousands upon thousands of upper- and middle-class Americans have retreated into these exclusive neighborhoods. What has sparked this alarming trend?" "Behind the Gates is an account of what life is like in these suburban fortresses." "In this account, Setha Low probes the hopes, dreams, and fears of gated community residents to uncover how the rapid growth of fortress neighborhoods is effecting subtle transformations in American middle-class values."--BOOK JACKET.