American Sociological Association

Review Essays: New Sociology of Housing

In 2013, Mary Pattillo proposed a new agenda for the sociology of housing, focused on the way that rights to housing are created, distributed, and enforced (Pattillo 2013). The books here take up her call. They focus, respectively, on private rental housing, subsidized affordable housing in mixed-income developments, and debt-financed home ownership. What they have in common is a focus on housing not only as a built environment, a location in space, or a habitation where we learn and enact cultural practices, but also as a set of positions in social relations. These are books about the social relations by which we house each other.

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Authors

Isaac William Martin

Volume

46

Issue

4

Starting Page

392

Ending Page

396