Behind the Gates Life, Security, and the Pursuit of Happiness in Fortress America
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Description: In 2002 it was estimated that one in eight Americans will live in gated communities. What has sparked this alarming trend? Behind the Gates is Setha Low's revealing account of what life is like inside these suburban fortresses. After years researching and interviewing families in Long Island, New York and San Antonio, Texas, Low provides an inside view of gated communities to help explain why people flee to these enclaves. Parents with children, young married couples, "empty-nesters," and retirees express their need for safety, their secret fears of a more ethnically diverse America, and their desire to recapture the close-knit, picket-fenced communities of their childhood. Ironically, she shows, gated neighborhoods are in fact no safer than other suburbs, and many who move there are disheartened by the insularity and restrictive rules of the community. Low probes the hopes, dreams, and fears of her subjects to portray the subtle change in American middle-class values marked by the emergence ofenclosed communities in the suburbs.
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Copyright year: 2003
Publication date: 8/30/2004
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
|Arriving at the Gates|
|Protecting the Children|
|Recreating the Past|
|Searching for the Perfect Community|
|Retirement and Taxes|
|Leaving the Gates Behind|
|Unlocking the Gated Community|
|Appendix: Residential History Interview Schedule|