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Urban exploration: From subterranea to spectacle

Kindynis, T. 2016. Urban exploration: From subterranea to spectacle. British Journal of Criminology, 57(4), pp. 982-1001. ISSN 0007-0955 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Recreational trespass or ‘urban exploration’ (UE) is the practice of researching, gaining access to and documenting forbidden, forgotten or otherwise off-limits places, including abandoned buildings, construction sites and infrastructure systems. Over the past two decades, a global subculture has coalesced around this activity. More recently, however, the practice has begun to transform along divergent lines. The aims of the present article are three-fold: first, to bring UE and its emergent variants to the attention of a criminological audience; second, to interrogate increasingly spectacular visual representations of UE and attendant processes of commodification; and third, to introduce the rhizome as a way of thinking about urban social formations, their development and appropriation.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azw045

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
19 April 2016Accepted
5 May 2016Published

Item ID:

23439

Date Deposited:

08 Jun 2018 10:03

Last Modified:

12 Jul 2018 16:44

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23439

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