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Undoing' Gender and the Production of Insecurity and Fear

NCJ Number
British Journal of Criminology Volume: 53 Issue: 5 Dated: September 2013 Pages: 824-842
Prashan Ranasinghe
Date Published
September 2013
19 pages
This article discusses employees at an emergency shelter sense (in)security and fear (or lack thereof) in their daily work lives.
While criminology has provided a wealth of knowledge about security and fear, it is hindered by a particular limitation, namely the failure to explore and explicate the manner in which space and place are crucial to their production and constitution. This paper seeks to highlight the importance of this line of inquiry for criminological analyses and does so by exploring and explicating the manner in which employees at an emergency shelter make sense of their (in)security and fear (or lack thereof) in their daily work lives. Attention is cast on the manner in which '(un)doing' genderbiography being an important aspect in such thinking and actingsheds light on the ways that the employees make sense of (in)security and fear and the ways that these feelings are informed by particular norms of security and fear that are inscribed into the space itself. (Published Abstract)