Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745328577 Published July 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745328584 Published July 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Where the Other Half Lives: Lower Income Housing in a Neoliberal World

Sarah Glynn

Where the Other Half Lives: Lower Income Housing in a Neoliberal World

Sarah Glynn

Distributed for Pluto Press

352 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745328577 Published July 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745328584 Published July 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Housing has become a hot topic. The media is filled with stories of individual housing hardship and of major property-related financial crises: of crippling personal debts, rundown social housing, homelessness, mass demolitions, spiralling prices, unaffordability and the ‘credit crunch’. This book links all these together through a radical analysis that puts housing at the heart of critical economic and political debate.
 
The authors show that these problems arise from the fact that houses are no longer seen primarily as homes for living in, but rather as a source of profit. Case studies from the UK, the US and other western countries are set into a theoretical and historical overview of how housing has changed over several decades. The book also examines campaigns for better housing and explores possibilities for a different approach to this most fundamental of human needs.

Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part I - Housing and Neoliberalism
1. If public housing didn't exist we'd have to invent it
2. Neoliberalism's Home Front
3. Regeneration as a wooden horse
Part II - Case Studies: real lives and real estate
4. From Popular Capitalism to Third Way Modernisation: the example of Leeds, England Stuart Hodkinson
5. Getting rid of the ugly bits: the myth and reality of regeneration in Dundee, Scotland - Sarah Glynn
6. The Politics Of Housing Under France's New Right - Corinne Nativel
7. Circumventing Circumscribed Neoliberalism: The 'system switch' in Swedish housing Eric Clark & Karin Johnson
8. Market Rules: Neo-liberal Housing Policy in New Zealand - Laurence Murphy
9. Going once, going twice: a short history of public housing in Australia - Peter Phibbs and Peter Young
10. Destroyed by HOPE: Public housing, neoliberalism, and progressive housing activism in the US - Jason Hackworth
11. Political marginalization, misguided nationalism and the destruction of Canada's social housing systems - Jason Hackworth
Part III - The Way Forward: strategy and tactics
12. Fighting Back: lessons from 100 years of housing campaigns
13. Homes for Today and Tomorrow
About the authors
Index

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