Vernacular securities and their study: A qualitative analysis and research agenda

Jarvis, Lee ORCID: and Lister, Michael (2013) Vernacular securities and their study: A qualitative analysis and research agenda. International Relations, 27 (2). pp. 158-179. ISSN 1741-2862

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This article draws on primary focus group research to explore the differing ways in which UK publics conceptualise and discuss security. The article begins by situating our research within two relevant contemporary scholarly literatures: The first concerns efforts to centre the ‘ordinary’ human as security’s referent; the second, constructivist explorations of security’s discursive (re)production. A second section then introduces six distinct understandings of security that emerged in our empirical research. These organised the term around notions of survival, belonging, hospitality, equality, freedom and insecurity. The article concludes by exploring this heterogeneity and its significance for the study of security more broadly, outlining a number of potential future research avenues in this area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: constructivism,critical security studies,human security,insecurity,security,vernacular security
Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2014 15:20
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 17:30
DOI: 10.1177/0047117812460880

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