Click here to download

"Hard enclosure" and "soft enclosure" in the gated communities: some theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence in China
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE 
Author/s: Guillaume Giroir 
Year:  2012 Issue: 98 Language: Italian 
Pages:  24 Pg. 101-124 FullText PDF:  188 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SUR2012-098008
(DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation:  clicca qui   and here 


To this day, no research has really looked at the form of physical enclosure of the gated communities itself, its complexity and possible extra-architectural significance. The question of a possible differentiation of forms of enclosure in gated communities according to various countries or cultural areas has not been approached either. To contribute to fill this gap, the aim of this paper is to study the mode of enclosure of the gated communities in China through empirical field surveys around various cities (Beijing, Shanghai). This paper shows that the mode of enclosure of Chinese gated communities is specific; it appears more "soft" than "hard" unlike countries like the U.S. or South Africa.
Keywords: Urban fragmentation, gated communities, enclosure, China, Beijing, Shanghai

Guillaume Giroir, "Hard enclosure" and "soft enclosure" in the gated communities: some theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence in China in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 98/2012, pp. 101-124, DOI:10.3280/SUR2012-098008

   

FrancoAngeli is a member of Publishers International Linking Association a not for profit orgasnization wich runs the CrossRef service, enabing links to and from online scholarly content