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The Housing Debate

Stuart Lowe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847422736
eISBN:
9781447305514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A key theme in this book is the idea that ‘housing’ is particularly in need of analysis over long time periods and how, as a result, it acts to embed social and political cultures. The first part of ... More


Introduction

Karen Lucas

in Running on empty: Transport, social exclusion and environmental justice.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345707
eISBN:
9781447303282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345707.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter introduces the topics covered by this book. Traditionally, transport has not appeared as a topic of analysis in the social sciences; equally its social effects have tended to be ... More


Avoiding race or following the racial scripts? Obama and race in the recessionary period of the colorblind era

Kathleen Odell Korgen and David L. Brunsma

in Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781447301011
eISBN:
9781447307228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

An examination of the intersections between race, class and multiracial identity during the 2010 U.S. recession. Provides a unique focus on the ways in which President Obama's upbringing during the ... More


Rural low-cost home ownership

Madhu Satsangi, Nick Gallent, and Mark Bevan

in The rural housing question: Community and planning in Britain's countrysides

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423856
eISBN:
9781447303985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423856.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

While no country in Britain is yet entirely a ‘nation of homeowners’, each has seen a movement in this direction for several decades. Among the countries in Europe, Britain has one of the highest ... More


Conclusion

Stuart Lowe

in The Housing Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847422736
eISBN:
9781447305514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter sums up and reflects on the key themes discussed in the book. Its purpose has been to contribute to the re-connection of housing to comparative welfare state scholarship and to provide a ... More


Value, virtue and justice

Bill Jordan

in Why the Third Way failed: Economics, morality and the origins of the 'Big Society'

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426567
eISBN:
9781447304296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426567.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines how moral issues have been obscured rather than clarified by Third Way institutions and discourses, but how, in spite of this, underlying ethical questions emerge and demand ... More


Local migration cultures: compulsion and sacrifice

Anne White

in Polish families and migration since EU accession

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428202
eISBN:
9781447303008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428202.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explores facets of the local migration culture in places like Grajewo and Sanok, attitudes that promote migration in certain circumstances and for certain objectives. It presents ... More


The public service consumer as member

Richard Simmons and Johnston Birchall

in The consumer in public services: Choice, values and difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421814
eISBN:
9781447303725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421814.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter argues that the idea of membership has an important place in discussions of the consumer in public services. However, there is currently insufficient clarity about the term and its ... More


Biography as empowering practice: lessons from research

Joanna Bornat and Jan Walmsley

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores the way of positioning biographical research and practice on a top-down/bottom-up matrix. It questions the claims for empowerment through biographical work. It does not suggest ... More


Housing policy, housing tenure and the housing market

Alan Murie

in Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter reviews housing policy in 2006, placing it in the context of the development of housing policy since 1945. The Labour governments since 1997 have continued their predecessors' policy of ... More


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