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The politics of housing : power, consumers and urban culture

Publisher: MANCHESTER : MANCHESTER UNIV Press, 2007.
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Exploring the politics of housing from 1890-1990, this fascinating study examines the interaction not only of national and local politics but also of local factors such as civic culture, key local players, local discourse and geographical and demographic problems. This book argues that increasingly, tenants acted as consumers of a public service, and it questions the way in which notions of consumerism shaped  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 1526130688 9781526130686
OCLC Number: 1022227118
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The politics of housing: Power, consumers and urban culture; Half Title Page; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: The National Framework; 1 Government, Local Authorities and Housing, 1919-87; 2 National Interpretations; Part II: The Rise of Municipal Housing; 3 Civic Culture, Voluntarism and Council Intervention; 4 Slum Houses, Slum Dwellers and Slum Clearance; 5 The Post-War Housing Problem and the Great Overspill Driver'; Part III: The Decline of Municipal Legitimacy: Inner-City Developments and Tenants' Reactions, 1962-92. 6 New Slums and the Rising Tide of Tenant Anger7 New Slums, New Left and New Partnerships; Conclusion: Consumers, Locality and Discourse; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Peter Shapely.

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This book is concerned with the interaction of traditional politics, culture and social groups, of local and national influences, of ideals and individuals. It looks at local government, social  Read more...

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