The Tenants' Movement: Resident Involvement, Community Action And The Contentious Politics Of Housing by Quintin BradleyThe Tenants' Movement: Resident Involvement, Community Action And The Contentious Politics Of Housing by Quintin Bradley

The Tenants' Movement: Resident Involvement, Community Action And The Contentious Politics Of…

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Paperback | June 26, 2014

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The Tenants' Movementis 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 first cross-cultural, historical analyses of tenants¿ organizations¿ roles in housing policy.

The Tenants' Movementshows both the past and future of tenant mobilization. The book¿s approach applies social movement theory to housing studies, and bridges gaps between research in urban sociology, urban studies, and the built environment, and provides a challenging study of the ability of contemporary social movements, community campaigns and urban struggles to shape the debate around public services and engage with the unfinished project of welfare reform.

Quintin Bradleyis Senior Lecturer in Planning and Housing Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.
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Title:The Tenants' Movement: Resident Involvement, Community Action And The Contentious Politics Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 26, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415720257

ISBN - 13:9780415720250

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Table of Contents

Contents Chapter 1 The Tenants Movement Chapter 2 The Hidden History of Tenants Chapter 3 Power and Participation Chapter 4 Constructing a Tenant Voice Chapter 5 Tenant localism and democracy Chapter 6 Mobilising Tenants Chapter 7 Conclusion Appendix 1 Transcription Key Appendix 2 Focus Groups and Interviews References Index

Editorial Reviews

"[T]his book represents a rich and important contribution to the study of social housing governance." ¿ Housing Studies, Hal Pawson, University of New South Wales "This book is definitely worth reading for academics interested in social movement theory and struggles for a decommodified housing system. Beyond that, housing activists from around the world can certainly benefit from the experience the English tenants¿ movement has accumulated in decades of social struggles and now presented in a well-written and condensed form by Quintin Bradley." ¿ Sebastian Schipper, Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar, Germany