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From Drug Murder to Door Ceremony: Claiming Buildings, Building Claims

Amy Starecheski

in Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter One introduces the history, and pre-history, of squatting on the Lower East Side through the story of one block of East 13th Street. Chapter One opens with the narratives of a small group of ... More


Making the Deal: Debating the Values of Housing

Amy Starecheski

in Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Squatters’ legal and physical resistance to eviction on East 13th Street and elsewhere became a powerful bargaining chip. In Chapter Three the book transitions from a historical study of squatting to ... More


Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Amy Starecheski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Though New York’s Lower East Side today is heavily gentrified, it spent decades as an infamous site of blight, open-air drug dealing, and class conflict—an emblematic example of the tattered state of ... More


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