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The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies

The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies

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April 2012 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Cross-disciplinary and critical in its approach, The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies is an elucidating look at the key issues within the field. It covers the study of housing retrospectively, but also analyses the future directions of research and theory, demonstrating how it can contribute to wider debates in the social sciences. A comprehensive introductory chapter is followed by four parts offering complete coverage of the area:
  • Markets: examines the perception of housing markets, how they function in different contexts, and the importance of housing behaviour and neighbourhoods
  • Approaches: looks at how other disciplines - economics, geography, and sociology - have informed the direction of housing studies
  • Context: traces the interactions between housing studies and other aspects of society, providing context to debate housing through issues of space, social, welfare and the environment.
  • Policy: is a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive take on the major policy issues and the causes and possible solutions of housing problems such as regeneration and homelessness.
Edited by leading names in the field and including international contributions, the book is a stimulating, wide-ranging read that will be an invaluable resource for academics and researchers in geography, urban studies, sociology, social policy, economics and politics.
Kenneth Gibb
Duncan MacLennan
Understanding Housing Markets: Real Progress or Stalled Agendas?
Michael Ball
House-Building and Housing Supply
Maarten van Ham
Housing Behaviour
William A.V. Clark
Residential Mobility and the Housing Market
George Galster
Neighbourhoods and Their Role in Creating and Changing Housing
David Clapham
Christine M. E. Whitehead
The Neo-Liberal Legacy to Housing Research
Kenneth Gibb
Institutional Economics
Tim Butler and Chris Hamnett
Social Geographic Interpretations of Housing Spaces
David Clapham
Social Policy Approaches to Housing Research
David Clapham
Social Constructionism and beyond in Housing Research
Julie Lawson
A Review of Structurally Inspired Approaches in Housing Studies: Concepts, Contributions and Future Perspectives
Bo Bengtsson
Housing Politics and Political Science
Roderick Lawrence
People: Environment Studies
William A. V. Clark
Geoffrey Meen
Housing and the Economy
Walter Matznetter and Alexis Mundt
Housing and Welfare Regimes
Christopher Bitter and David A. Plane
Housing Markets, the Life Course and Migration up and down the Urban Hierarchy
Ray Forrest
Housing and Social Life
Phillip Jones
Housing: From Low Energy to Zero Carbon
Kenneth Gibb
Suzanne Fitzpatrick
Chris Leishman and Steven Rowley
Affordable Housing
Judith Yates
Housing Subsidies
Sako Musterd
Ethnic Residential Segregation: Reflections on Concepts, Levels and Effects
Ronald van Kempen and Gideon Bolt
Social Consequences of Residential Segregation and Mixed Neighbourhoods
Hugo Priemus
Managing Social Housing
David Clapham

The comprehensive volume we have long been waiting for. Chapters by leading scholars from many disciplines offer students, housing professionals and policy analysts an insightful examination of the complex aspects of the housing sector.

Andrejs Skaburskis
Queen's University and North American Editor of Housing Studies

So, what is a 'handbook of housing studies' actually for? Who will benefit from this book? Housing scholors will want to take a look at chapters in their research areas, but I suggest going beyond this and taking the opportunity to widen horizons. Scholars from other disciplines will benefit enormously from many chapters. And, of course, the handbook is a very valuable resource for students, with many chapters forming a good starting point for further study.

Jenny Muir
Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy

[U]nique in bringing together essays from a range of countries, on multiple issues, and from diverse and explicit economic and social perspectives. I have found myself recommending this book to colleagues from economics, public policy and urban planning as a broad yet focused introduction to the state of the art in housing studies research. The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies is a hugely important contribution to the field of housing studies, and should be in the library of every university, and on the shelves - or desks - of housing scholars everywhere.

Emily Silverman
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Geography Research Forum Journal admirable consolidation of current knowledge and provides an excellent overview of contemporary housing issues.

Richard Ronald
University of Amsterdam

I challenge anyone to dip into this text without taking something new and important away. It is a ‘state-of-the-art’ collection, which offers an interdisciplinary even transdisciplinary perspective on the most important themes in the field; it is a fine, thought-provoking read.

Susan J. Smith, Department of Geography and Girton College, Cambridge University
International Journal of Housing Policy

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