The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies (Hardback)
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The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 528 Pages / Published: 20/04/2012
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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.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781847874306
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 1080 g
Dimensions: 246 x 184 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
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
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

[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
...an admirable consolidation of current knowledge and provides an excellent overview of contemporary housing issues. -- Richard Ronald
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

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