We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse this repository, you give consent for essential cookies to be used. You can read more about our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Durham Research Online
You are in:

Boredom, excitement and other security affects.

Anderson, B. (2015) 'Boredom, excitement and other security affects.', Dialogues in human geography., 5 (3). pp. 271-274.


Expanding from Barnett’s critique of the emphasis in critical security work on ‘subjectivity through subjectification’, this response explores some of the ways in which geographers and others might attend to the diversity of security affects. Fear and anxiety do not exhaust the affective expressions of security, and affect is not simply another medium for the successful implementation of programmes of rule. Rather, affects are imbricated in the ordinary work of securing and publics are formed in and through encounters with the devices, techniques, objects and people that make up ‘security’. Securing and encounters with security are themselves enveloped, pressured and otherwise conditioned by collective affects.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Affect, Security, Securing.
Full text:(AM) Accepted Manuscript
Download PDF
Publisher Web site:
Record Created:05 Oct 2015 09:35
Last Modified:05 Nov 2015 13:30

Social bookmarking: del.icio.usConnoteaBibSonomyCiteULikeFacebookTwitterExport: EndNote, Zotero | BibTex
Look up in GoogleScholar | Find in a UK Library