A Glimpse Over the Rising Walls: The Reflection of Post-Communist Transformation in the Polish Discourse of Gated Communities

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Glasze G, Pütz R, Gasior-Niemiec A
Journal: East European Politics and Societies
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Publication year: 2009
Volume: 23
Pages range: 244-265
ISSN: 0888-3254


Abstract


The authors focus on societal perceptions of the Polish post-communist transformation as reflected in the rising discourse of gated communities. Guarded, (video-) controlled and/or walled housing estates have been on the sprawl in the Polish metropolises throughout the 1990s and 2000s. However, only recently they have been discursively constructedg"under the banner of g gated communitiesgg"as a social and political issue in the country. The authors look at this issue from a vantage point offered by Laclau and Mouffe's theory of discourse, which allows the authors to combine a spatial and a linguistic analytical perspective. The analysis emphasizes the manner in which societal perceptions of borders surrounding gated communities overlap with perceptions of boundaries being inscribed in the social structure of post-communist Poland, while the resulting sociog"spatial configurations are taken to signify political cleavages inherent in the Polish nation. © 2009 Sage Publications.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Glasze, Georg Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Geographie (Kulturgeographie und Orientforschung)


External institutions
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
University of Warsaw / Uniwersytet Warszawski


How to cite

APA:
Glasze, G., Pütz, R., & Gasior-Niemiec, A. (2009). A Glimpse Over the Rising Walls: The Reflection of Post-Communist Transformation in the Polish Discourse of Gated Communities. East European Politics and Societies, 23, 244-265. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0888325408328749

MLA:
Glasze, Georg, Robert Pütz, and Anna Gasior-Niemiec. "A Glimpse Over the Rising Walls: The Reflection of Post-Communist Transformation in the Polish Discourse of Gated Communities." East European Politics and Societies 23 (2009): 244-265.

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