Housing and Society Series

Series Editor: Ray Forrest

  • The Right to Squat the City

    Squatters, Housing Struggles and Urban Politics

    By Miguel Martinez

    Paperback – 2016-04-14 
    Routledge
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  • The Tenants' Movement

    Resident involvement, community action and the contentious politics of housing

    By Quintin Bradley

    The Tenants' Movement is both a history of tenant organization and mobilization, and a guide to understanding how the struggles of tenant organizers have come to shape housing policy today. Charting the history of tenant mobilization, and the rise of consumer movements in housing, it is one of the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-25
    Routledge
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  • Social Housing, Disadvantage, and Neighbourhood Liveability

    Ten Years of Change in Social Housing Neighbourhoods

    Edited by Michelle Norris

    In a groundbreaking longitudinal study, researches studied seven similar social housing neighbourhoods in Ireland to determine what factors affected their liveability. In this collection of essays, the same researchers return to these neighbourhoods ten years later to see what’s changed. Are these…

    Paperback – 2013-11-12
    Routledge
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  • Young People and Housing

    Transitions, Trajectories and Generational Fractures

    Edited by Ray Forrest, Ngai-Ming Yip

    Young People and Housing brings together new research exploring the economic, social, and cultural challenges that face young people in search of permanent housing. Featuring international case studies from Asia, Europe, and Australia, Young People and Housing is a collection of…

    Paperback – 2012-09-30
    Routledge
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  • Housing and Social Transition in Japan

    Edited by Yosuke Hirayama, Richard Ronald

    Bringing together a number of perspectives on the Japanese housing system, Housing and Social Transition in Japan provides a comprehensive, challenging and theoretically developed account of the dynamic role of the housing system during a period of unprecedented social and economic change in one of…

    Paperback – 2012-09-30
    Routledge
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  • Urban Poverty, Housing and Social Change in China

    By Ya Ping Wang

    Economic reform in China has resulted in a widening gap between the rich and the poor, and urban poverty has emerged as a key factor which may affect future development. This new book examines the poverty problem in relation to housing and social changes in large inland cities, and assesses…

    Paperback – 2012-07-12
    Routledge
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  • Beyond Home Ownership

    Housing, Welfare and Society

    Edited by Richard Ronald, Marja Elsinga

    In context of ongoing transformations in housing markets and socioeconomic conditions, this book focuses on past, current and future roles of home ownership in social policies and welfare practices. It considers owner-occupied housing in terms of diverse meanings and manifestations, but in…

    Paperback – 2011-10-20
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  • Housing Disadvantaged People?

    Insiders and Outsiders in French Social Housing

    By Jane Ball

    Social housing appears to offer a solution for the housing of poor and disadvantaged people. The French "right to housing" offers poor and disadvantaged citizens priority in social housing allocation, and even a legal action against the State to obtain a social home. Despite this, France is…

    Paperback – 2011-09-27
    Routledge
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  • Women and Housing

    An International Analysis

    Edited by Patricia Kennett, Kam Wah Chan

    In the context of contemporary economic, political, social and cultural transformations, this book brings together contributions from developed and emerging societies in Europe, the USA and East Asia in order to highlight the nature, extent and impact of these changes on the housing opportunities…

    Paperback – 2010-11-30
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  • Affluence, Mobility and Second Home Ownership

    By Chris Paris

    Despite the current recession, the frequency of second home ownership is still surprisingly high throughout the western world. While the UK and Ireland previously had lower occurrences of multiple dwellings compared to the rest of Europe, they are quickly catching up with a current surge in the…

    Paperback – 2010-09-14
    Routledge
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  • Housing, Markets and Policy

    Edited by Peter Malpass, Rob Rowlands

    This book of specially commissioned essays by distinguished housing scholars addresses the big issues in contemporary debates about housing and housing policy in the UK. Setting out a distinctive and coherent analysis, it steers a course between those accounts that rely on economic theory and…

    Paperback – 2009-07-19
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  • Housing and Health in Europe

    The WHO LARES project

    Edited by David Ormandy

    In this cross-disciplinary research David Ormandy and expert contributors explain the nature and development of the World Health Organization's study of housing across Europe. In-depth analysis provides new evidence of links between the health of inhabitants and their housing conditions,…

    Hardback – 2009-04-26
    Routledge
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  • The Hidden Millions

    Homelessness in Developing Countries

    By Graham Tipple, Suzanne Speak

    This book explores the extent, causes and characteristics of homelessness in developing countries. Bringing together a major review of literature and empirical case studies, it is invaluable for those studying, researching or working in housing, homelessness, social policy or urban poverty. Drawing…

    Paperback – 2009-03-02
    Routledge
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  • Housing, Care and Inheritance

    By Misa Izuhara

    Housing, Care and Inheritance draws on the author’s long-standing research into housing issues surrounding the ageing society, a phenomenon which is now a concern in many mature economies. If an adult child provides care for their elderly parent, should that person be rewarded? If so, should they…

    Hardback – 2008-09-29
    Routledge
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  • Housing Transformations

    Shaping the Space of Twenty-First Century Living

    By Bridget Franklin

    Drawing together a wide range of literature, this original book combines social theory with elements from the built environment disciplines to provide insight into how and why we build places and dwell in spaces that are at once contradictory, confining, liberating and illuminating. This…

    Paperback – 2006-06-05
    Routledge
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  • Housing and Social Policy

    Contemporary Themes and Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Peter Somerville, Nigel Sprigings

    This topical book transforms the analysis of housing problems into a lively, interesting and contentious subject of social scientific study, addressing themes of residential experience, inclusion/empowerment, sustainability and professionalism/managerialism, which lie at the heart of the…

    Paperback – 2005-06-01
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  • Gentrification in a Global Context

    Edited by Rowland Atkinson, Gary Bridge

    Gentrification, a process of class neighbourhood upgrading, is being identified in a broader range of urban contexts throughout the world. This book throws new light and evidence to bear on a subject that deeply divides commentators on its worth and social costs given its ability to physically…

    Paperback – 2005-03-01
    Routledge
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  • Housing and Social Change

    East-West Perspectives

    Edited by Ray Forrest, James Lee

    This wide-ranging exploration of the key contemporary relationships between social change and housing is both policy-oriented and theoretical, drawing on a group of internationally-respected academics. It is also multidisciplinary, incorporating sociology, economics, social policy and human…

    Paperback – 2003-08-27
    Routledge
    Housing and Society Series