This chapter explores methods utilised by activists to resist housing displacement in a range of contexts. First, the chapter explores how, in Phnom Penh and London, women’s presumed natural attachment to the home is used to emphasise housing injustice. Second, focusing on a New Delhi squatter settlement and social media groups in the UK, it examines methods of resisting housing displacement centred on interactions with the law. Finally, focusing on squatting and co-housing communities in Copenhagen and Leeds, Nowicki discusses methods of resistance that seek to fundamentally rethink neoliberal understandings of homeownership as the ideal form of tenure. The aim of the chapter is not to provide a comprehensive overview of all housing activism but rather to highlight the multifaceted nature of resistance to housing injustice.
Department of Social Sciences
Year of publication: 2020Date of RADAR deposit: 2021-03-03
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