Unruly bodies and dangerous spaces: Masculinity and the geography of â€˜dreadful enclosuresâ€™
Linda McDowell and
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Linda McDowell: School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK
Anna Harris: School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK
Urban Studies, 2019, vol. 56, issue 2, 419-433
In this article, the co-constitution of place and masculinity is examined through a focus on three locations in Hastings, a seaside town on the south coast of England. Certain estates, streets and a square in the town have a reputation for danger, poverty and insecurity, places that â€˜respectableâ€™ inhabitants avoid when possible. The estate ranks high on indicators of deprivation whereas the street and the square are dominated by working class young men at particular times of the day and night when drug taking, casual sex and violence are common. Public performances of a version of protest masculinity reinforce the stereotypical reputations of both the spaces and the bodies of young men, exacerbating socio-economic and spatial inequality in the town.
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