International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home: Online

Other | October 9, 2012

bySusan J. Smith, Susan J. Smith

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Available online via SciVerse ScienceDirect, or in print for a limited time only, The International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home is the first international reference work for housing scholars and professionals, that uses studies in economics and finance, psychology, social policy, sociology, anthropology, geography, architecture, law, and other disciplines to create an international portrait of housing in all its facets: from meanings of home at the microscale, to impacts on macro-economy.

This comprehensive work is edited by distinguished housing expert Susan J. Smith, together with Marja Elsinga, Ong Seow Eng, Lorna Fox O'Mahony and Susan Wachter, and a multi-disciplinary editorial team of 20 world-class scholars in all. Working at the cutting edge of their subject, liaising with an expert editorial advisory board, and engaging with policy-makers and professionals, the editors have worked for almost five years to secure the quality, reach, relevance and coherence of this work. A broad and inclusive table of contents signals (or tesitifes to) detailed investigation of historical and theoretical material as well as in-depth analysis of current issues.

This seven-volume set contains over 500 entries, listed alphabetically, but grouped into seven thematic sections including methods and approaches; economics and finance; environments; home and homelessness; institutions; policy; and welfare and well-being. Housing professionals, both academics and practitioners, will find The International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home useful for teaching, discovery, and research needs.



  • International in scope, engaging with trends in every world region
  • The editorial board and contributors are drawn from a wide constituency, collating expertise from academics, policy makers, professionals and practitioners, and from every key center for housing research
  • Every entry stands alone on its merits and is accessed alphabetically, yet each is fully cross-referenced, and attached to one of seven thematic categories whose ‘wholes' far exceed the sum of their parts

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Available online via SciVerse ScienceDirect, or in print for a limited time only, The International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home is the first international reference work for housing scholars and professionals, that uses studies in economics and finance, psychology, social policy, sociology, anthropology, geography, architecture, l...

Susan J. Smith, Mistress of Girton College at the University of Cambridge, held the Ogilivie Chair of Geography at the University of Edinburgh and was Director of the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Durham. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, an inaugural member of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow at the R...

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Format:OtherDimensions:3862 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:October 9, 2012Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080471714

ISBN - 13:9780080471716

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Table of Contents

Over 500 articles on subjects as diverse as:

  • Climate Change
  • Comparative Housing Research: International
  • Economic Development of Housing Markets over Time
  • Homeless People: Characteristics - An International Review
  • House Price Indexes
  • Housing and the Macro-Economy
  • Housing and Wellbeing
  • Material Cultures of Home
  • Meanings of Home
  • Mortgage Pricing
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for Housing Research
  • The Rental Market and Rental Policies in Developed Countries
  • The Rental Market and Rental Policies in Less Developed Countries
  • Research for Policy Making
  • Risk in Housing Markets
  • Shelter, Rights and Citizenship
  • Supported Housing
  • Sustainable Communities