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Title: Between crime and place in Atlantic Wharf : the landscape of crime and disorder in a regenerated neighbourhood
Author: Cowan, Oliver
ISNI:       0000 0004 2751 428X
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2011
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Participating residents actively interpret crime and disorder in relation to their representations of Atlantic Wharf as a place. Following Simmel's (1997) understanding of boundaries, the conceptual distancing of Atlantic Wharf from other places in relation to crime and disorder turns on a necessary connection with places near and far. The thesis shows that representations of crime and place inform and are informed by pedestrian practice. Empirical analysis reveals a tension between different ways of 'knowing' both crime and place relating to Ingold's (2000) concepts of navigation and wayfaring. This tension between direction 'from above' and finding a way through the neighbourhood landscape on the ground reveals processes of crime and place that are both mutual and mutable.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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