Janet Smith, University of Illinois, Chicago
Keith Jacobs, University of Tasmania, Tasmania
Mark Stephens, University of Glasgow
Explorations in Housing Studies is a series of high quality, research monographs which aims to extend and deepen both theoretical debate and empirical research in the housing studies field. The series is looking for novel and cutting edge contributions which may offer new links across disciplines, new policy insights or open up new research agendas. With editors based in Asia, Australasia and North America, the series expects to have a strong international and comparative dimension. The core audience is anticipated to be rooted in critical approaches in the social sciences but proposals from scholars in other relevant disciplinary fields are also welcomed. The editors are particularly keen to hear from new scholars with ideas for books.
The series is being introduced at a time when housing, in its various dimensions, is particularly closely intertwined with the impact of demographic change, economic instability, the shaping of life chances and wealth distributions and with the uncertain impacts of environmental and technological change. Books in the series may engage with these and related issues from a variety of perspectives and methodologies-for example, drawing on new political economy approaches or involving intensive ethnography or mixed methods. The key test will be whether the proposal offers new energy and new excitement to the housing studies field.
To Submit a Proposal:
Please contact the series editor closest to your region. Each volume will be approximately 60,000 to 70,000 words and include around 20 or 30 images. A proposal must be written and submitted to the Series Editors for consideration. The editors will make an initial decision on review, and then submit to Routledge for their consideration and external review. Final decision is made at that point, and a contract is placed between author(s) and Routledge. It is anticipated that four volumes will be published per year in the series.
We welcome your ideas and proposals for this exciting new Series!
Affordable Housing Preservation in Washington, DC A Framework for Local Funding, Collaborative Governance and Community Organizing for Change
Evictions in the UK Power, Housing, and Politics
Housing, Neoliberalism and the Archive Reinterpreting the Rise and Fall of Public Housing
By Regina Serpa
May 08, 2023
Migrant Homelessness and the Crimmigration Control System offers new insights into the drivers of homelessness following migration by unpacking the housing consequences of ‘crimmigration’ control systems in the US and the UK. The book advances ‘housing sacrifice’ as a concept to understand journeys...
By Quintin Bradley
March 17, 2023
The struggle for the right to housing is a battle over property rights and land use. For housing to be provided as a human need, land must be recognised as a common right. Property, Planning and Protest is a compelling new investigation into public opposition to housing and real estate development....
By Kathryn Howell
January 09, 2023
Affordable Housing Preservation in Washington, DC uses the case of Washington, DC to examine the past, present, and future of subsidized and unsubsidized affordable housing through the lenses of history, governance, and affordable housing policy and planning. Affordable housing policy in the US ...
By Richard Ronald, Rowan Arundel
November 30, 2022
The twenty-first century has so far been characterized by ongoing realignments in the organization of the economy around housing and real estate. Markets have boomed and bust and boomed again with residential property increasingly a focus of wealth accumulation practices. While analyses have ...
By Wei Zhao
November 15, 2022
Based on extended fieldwork conducted between 2007 and 2019, this book aims to answer a simple question: What is the meaning of home for people living in vernacular settlements in rural China? This question is particularly potent since rural China has experienced rapid and fundamental changes in ...
By Joe Crawford
October 02, 2020
Evictions in the UK examines the relationships between tenants, landlords, housing providers and government agencies and the tensions and conflicts that characterise these relations. The book shows how power dynamics are being reconfigured in the post-welfare context of the first quarter of the ...
By Kathleen Flanagan
September 12, 2019
From the mid-1940s, state housing authorities in Australia built large housing estates to enable home ownership by working-class families, but the public housing system they created is now regarded as broken. Contemporary problems with the sustainability, effectiveness and reputation of the ...
By Yosuke Hirayama, Misa Izuhara
August 14, 2019
In a globalising world, many mature economies share post-growth characteristics such as low economic growth, low fertility, declining and ageing of the population and increasing social stratification. Japan stands at the forefront of such social change in the East Asian region as well as in the ...
By Keith Jacobs
May 14, 2019
Neoliberal Housing Policy considers some of the most significant housing issues facing the West today, including the increasing commodification of housing; the political economy surrounding homeownership; the role of public housing; the problem of homelessness; the ways that housing accentuates ...