Housing and Social Policy
Contemporary Themes and Critical Perspectives
Edited by Peter Somerville, Nigel Sprigings
Routledge – 2005 – 272 pages
Series: Housing and Society Series
This topical book transforms the analysis of housing problems into a lively, interesting and contentious subject of social scientific study, addressing themes of residential experience, inclusion/empowerment, sustainability and professionalism/managerialism, which lie at the heart of the housing and social policy debate. Each chapter considers a specific social category - such as class, gender, or disability - and evaluates the experience and understanding of housing and social policy under this category.
With innovative approaches to conceptualising housing and a clear, defined structure, Housing and Social Policy encourages students and practitioners in both arenas to think reflexively about housing as a central instrument of social policy and social experience.
'This engaging collection … challenges housing policy makers, practitioners and academics to engage with these debates and offer their own perspective and solutions.' – John Flint, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Introduction 1. Housing and Social Policy 2. Housing and Social Justice 3. The Meaning of Residential Experience 4. Housing, Class and Social Policy 5. Housing, Ethnic Minorities and Social Policy 6. Housing, Gender and Social Policy 7. Housing, Disability and Social Policy 8. Housing, Illness and Social Policy 9. Housing, Sexuality and Social Policy 10. The Regeneration of Residential Experience 11. Housing and Social Policy Futures