New Paper in Housing Theory and Society

Drs Joe Crawford and Kim McKee have had a new paper published in the journal Housing, Theory and Society.  

This paper (one of two complimentary articles written to be read as a pair) emerged from Scottish Government funded research on ‘The Housing Aspirations of the People of Scotland’, undertaken by Joe and Kim. Moving beyond individual subjective preferences (i.e. what people ‘consciously’ want or desire in relation to housing), this paper draws influence from David Harvey’s historical materialist approach to illustrate the importance of understanding the dialectical relation between objective reality and subjective preferences.  We argue that it is by examining the broad homologies between the qualitative data on one hand, and the corresponding epochs of capital accumulation on the other, that important power structures can be made visible, and changes in housing aspirations over time better understood. 

For more information about the paper, please contact Joe.  The second paper of the pair can be viewed here.