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Explorations in Housing Studies


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Series Editors

Ray Forrest, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

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Janet Smith, University of Illinois, Chicago

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Keith Jacobs, University of Tasmania, Tasmania

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Explorations in Housing Studies is a series of high quality, research monographs which aims to extend and deepen both theoretical debate and empirical research in the housing studies field. The series is looking for novel and cutting edge contributions which may offer new links across disciplines, new policy insights or open up new research agendas. With editors based in Asia, Australasia and North America, the series expects to have a strong international and comparative dimension. The core audience is anticipated to be rooted in critical approaches in the social sciences but proposals from scholars in other relevant disciplinary fields are also welcomed. The editors are particularly keen to hear from new scholars with ideas for books.

The series is being introduced at a time when housing, in its various dimensions, is particularly closely intertwined with the impact of demographic change, economic instability, the shaping of life chances and wealth distributions and with the uncertain impacts of environmental and technological change. Books in the series may engage with these and related issues from a variety of perspectives and methodologies-for example, drawing on new political economy approaches or involving intensive ethnography or mixed methods. The key test will be whether the proposal offers new energy and new excitement to the housing studies field.

To Submit a Proposal:

Please contact the series editor closest to your region. Each volume will be approximately 60,000 to 70,000 words and include around 20 or 30 images. A proposal must be written and submitted to the Series Editors for consideration. The editors will make an initial decision on review, and then submit to Routledge for their consideration and external review. Final decision is made at that point, and a contract is placed between author(s) and Routledge. It is anticipated that four volumes will be published per year in the series.

We welcome your ideas and proposals for this exciting new Series!

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Housing, Neoliberalism and the Archive: Reinterpreting the Rise and Fall of Public Housing

Housing, Neoliberalism and the Archive: Reinterpreting the Rise and Fall of Public Housing

1st Edition

Kathleen Flanagan
September 12, 2019

From the mid-1940s, state housing authorities in Australia built large housing estates to enable home ownership by working-class families, but the public housing system they created is now regarded as broken. Contemporary problems with the sustainability, effectiveness and reputation of the...

Neoliberal Housing Policy: An International Perspective

Neoliberal Housing Policy: An International Perspective

1st Edition

Keith Jacobs
May 14, 2019

Neoliberal Housing Policy considers some of the most significant housing issues facing the West today, including the increasing commodification of housing; the political economy surrounding homeownership; the role of public housing; the problem of homelessness; the ways that housing accentuates...

Housing in Post-Growth Society: Japan on the Edge of Social Transition

Housing in Post-Growth Society: Japan on the Edge of Social Transition

1st Edition

Yosuke Hirayama, Misa Izuhara
January 29, 2018

In a globalising world, many mature economies share post-growth characteristics such as low economic growth, low fertility, declining and ageing of the population and increasing social stratification. Japan stands at the forefront of such social change in the East Asian region as well as in the...

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