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The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies

The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies

An exhaustive, international overview of this broad field with a unique approach that bridges disciplines and moves beyond theoretical discussion to demonstrate how the central concepts can be applied.

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ISBN 9781847874306
Barcode 9781847874306
Published 15 April 2012 by SAGE Publications
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Clark, William A.
Edited by Clapham, Professor David F.
Edited by Gibb, Kenneth
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ISBN-13 9781847874306
ISBN-10 1847874304
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher SAGE Publications
Imprint SAGE Publications Ltd
Publication Date 15 April 2012
International Publication Date 30 March 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Clark, William A.
Edited by Clapham, Professor David F.
Edited by Gibb, Kenneth
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Social Issues
Regional & Area Planning
Number of Pages 528
Dimensions Width: 184mm
Height: 246mm
Spine: 36mm
Weight 1,080g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Housing
NBS Text Geography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 307.336
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This Handbook elucidates and critically appraises the key issues within housing studies from a multi-disciplinary framework. It looks at ideas from a retrospective approach, but also analyses the future directions of research and theory in the area demonstrating how the study of housing can contribute to wider debates in the social sciences. The book comes with a comprehensive introductory chapter and individual chapter introductions. It is divided into four parts: Markets: examines the perception of housing markets, how they function in different contexts, and the importance of housing behaviour and neighbourhoods Approaches: examines 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 in 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, with an international set of contributors and contributions, the book is a stimulating wide-ranging read that will be a useful source and reference for academics and researchers in geography, urban studies, sociology, social policy, economics and politics.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies is the comprehensive volume we have long been waiting for. The 24 readable 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 Professor and North American Editor of Housing Studies <hr color= GBP666666 size= 1px />
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

William Clark is the Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Trained as an ecologist, his research focuses on the interactions of environment, development and health concerns in international affairs. At Harvard, he currently co-directs the Sustainability Science Program. He is co-author of Adaptive environmental assessment and management (Wiley, 1978), and Redesigning rural development (Hopkins, 1982); editor of the Carbon dioxide review (Oxford, 1982); coeditor of Sustainable development of the biosphere (Cambridge, 1986), The earth transformed by human action (Cambridge, 1990), Learning to manage global environmental risks (MIT, 2001), Global Environmental Assessments (MIT, 2006) and The global health system: Institutions in a time of transition (Harvard, 2010); and co-chair of the US National Research Council's study Our Common Journey: A Transition Toward Sustainability (NAP, 1999). He serves on the editorial board of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Clark is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a recipient of the MacArthur Prize, the Humboldt Prize, the Kennedy School's Carballo Award for excellence in teaching, and the Harvard College Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

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