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978-0-7391-1302-8 • Hardback • May 2006 • $133.00 • (£102.00)
978-0-7391-1460-5 • Paperback • April 2006 • $50.99 • (£39.00)
marilyn m. thomas-houston is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies and former Interim Director of the African American Studies Program at the University of Florida. Mark Schuller was formerly the organizer for the St. Paul Tenants Union. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Anthropology Department at University of California, Santa Barbara.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Part 2 Zeroing (in on) the Powerless: Human Rights and Housing
Chapter 3 Re-Envisioning Public Housing: HOPE VI and the U.S. Federal Government's Role in Public Housing Provision
Chapter 4 Lead, Arsenic, PAHs, and the Relocation of Home
Part 5 Devices of Power: Governing Through Housing
Chapter 6 Separate and Unequal: Housing Policy in Action on the Periphery of Our Nation's Capital
Chapter 7 "We Came With Truth": Black Women's Struggles Against Public Housing Policy
Part 8 Homing In: Power of the State to Define Reality
Chapter 9 Building the Glass Box: Developing Public Housing in Suburban Areas
Chapter 10 The Emporer's New Clothes: The Rhetoric of Empowerment and the Reality of Relocation
Part 11 More than Targets: Marginal People Changing Policy
Chapter 12 'We are the First Youth': Participatory Planning in Transitional Housing from Suburban Homeless Youth
Chapter 13 Jamming the Meatgrinder World: Lessons Learned from the Tenants Organizing in St. Paul
Chapter 14 Expansion and Exclusion in Hong Kong's Squatter Resettlement Program: The Ratchet of Exclusion into Temporary and Interim Housing
This book is a useful toolkit for anyone concerned about the human right to housing, the current war on the poor, and organizing/empowering low income people. Readers will gain new insights into action strategies at the local level.
— Michael Stoops, National Coalition for the Homeless
An excellent synthesis of detailed ethnographic research and social critique of current housing policy in the U.S. and globally.... Demonstrates how an ethnographic understanding of the lives of those who live in public housing can generate (produce) better and more equitable policy decisions.
— Setha Low, The Graduate Center, City University of New York