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In Defense of Housing by Peter Marcuse and David Madden

In Defense of Housing

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In Defense of Housing by Peter Marcuse and David Madden
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Dec 06, 2016 | ISBN 9781784783532

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—Charles Mudede, The Stranger

“An accessible, jargon-free account of how housing works under capitalism and a clarion call for how we can—and must—change it.”
Socialist Review

“A critical analysis of the nature of the housing crisis within a political economy perspective. The authors highlight a conflict between housing as home and as real estate for profit making and focus upon processes of commodification of housing, power and exploitation, and inequality and injustice in contemporary capitalist society … A significant contribution to urban planning, sociology, and public policy.”
—D.A. Chekki, Choice

In Defense of Housing clearly lays out the systemic nature of the housing crisis and seamlessly breaks down complicated economic concepts. Madden and Marcuse gently disabuse readers of illusions that the end of the housing crisis is just a policy tweak away.”
—James Tracy, Rooflines

“A timely and exceptional book with enormous significance to housing movements everywhere … By providing even the most experienced housing scholars with a clear conceptual and analytic apparatus that moves beyond a rights-based approach to housing, it can be used as a tool for activisms, for legal claims, for political and policy discussions and in scholarly debates and classrooms.”
—Melissa Fernández Arrigoitia, City Journal

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