(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Siting prisons, sighting communities : geographies of objection in a planning process

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, Univ., Glasgow, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper reviews the planning process for a Scottish prison located near a former mining village. First,analysing the letters of objection submitted by residents offers an opportunity to explore local views about prison and community and to relate these to the unique social and spatial history of the area. Second, it examines the geographies of objection responses to the development proposal: the emotional, temporal, and spatial. It concludes that Georg Simmel’s concept of the stranger offers a useful analytic in understanding how the quality of proximal remoteness that prisons and other unwanted developments constitute participates in a constantly evolving sense of the local


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no3 [pp. 550-565]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 3 phot.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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