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Rent and its Discontents
Rent and its Discontents

Rent and its Discontents

A Century of Housing Struggle
Neil Gray
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Rent and its Discontents

A Century of Housing Struggle
Neil Gray
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The 1915 Rent Strikes in Glasgow, along with similar campaigns across the UK, catalysed rent restrictions and eventually public housing as a right, with a legacy of progressive improvement in UK housing through the central decades of the 20 th century. With the decimation of social housing and the resurgence of a profoundly exploitative private housing market, the contemporary political economy of housing now shares many distressing features with the situation one hundred years ago. Starting with a re-appraisal of the Rent Strikes, this book asks what housing campaigners can learn today from a proven organisational victory for the working class. A series of investigative accounts from scholar-activists and housing campaign groups across the UK charts the diverse aims, tactics and strategies of current urban resistance, seeking to make a vital contribution to the contemporary housing question in a time of crisis.

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Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield International
Year
2018
ISBN
9781786605764
Topic
Social Sciences
Subtopic
Urban Sociology
Edition
1

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