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Consuming security? Tools for a sociology of security consumption

Abstract:

How does our understanding of private security alter if we treat security consumption as consumption? In this article, we set out the parameters of a project which strives-theoretically and empirically-to do just this. We begin with a reminder that private security necessarily entails acts of buying and selling, and by indicating how the sociology of consumption may illuminate this central-but overlooked-fact about the phenomenon. We then develop a framework for investigating security consump...

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10.1177/1362480609354533

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Centre for Criminology
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Journal:
THEORETICAL CRIMINOLOGY
Volume:
14
Issue:
1
Pages:
3-30
Publication date:
2010-02-05
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EISSN:
1461-7439
ISSN:
1362-4806
URN:
uuid:028e3d40-c0a1-47ef-b338-8a3996bb1634
Source identifiers:
478605
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pubs:478605

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