Tag: housing

#failures: Living Out of Synch

In their introduction to this thematic series, and the symposium that preceded it, Berisha, Mafizzoli and Ojani invite us to reflect on what happens when breakdown becomes the…

“The Workingmen’s Colony”: Labor Conflict and Historic Preservation in Campbell, Ohio

In August, I visited the town of Campbell, a former hub of Ohio’s steel industry. Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company established operations there in 1902, on the banks…

Llerena Searle on her new book, Landscapes of Accumulation

http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/L/bo24117771.html Interview by Liza Youngling Liza Youngling: In Landscapes of Accumulation: Real Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporar…

LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 Reading List: 7 Recommended Reads on Housing and Urban Development

Image Credit: Mumbai, India, 2010 (Sunghwan Yoon CC BY SA 2.0) 75 years after the publication of the Beveridge report, LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 (Mon 19 Feb – Sat 24 Feb…

Postindustrial Landscapes, Communities, and Heritage

I’m excited to be in New Orleans this week for the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Dan Trepal and I are chairing a session entitled,…

Squatting and Concepts of Property Ownership in the Netherlands

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon in Rotterdam with a friend, local, and part-time Detroiter, and I learned a lot about housing policy and the long, complex history of…

The Transformation of One of New York City’s Most Famous Squats

When the Lower East Side’s 155 Avenue C—known as C-Squat—was legalized, many of its squatters became homeowners of sorts. Konstantin Sergeyev I was surprised when I first met…

Stop Blaming Parents for Our Society’s Failures

Yet another parenting article popped up in my Facebook feed this week. Not a How-To parenting article, which is annoying enough, but a You’re-Doing-Everything-Wrong parenting article. Generation X’s…

Mobile Home Community Closures Preferred Despite Worsening Housing Crisis

Manufactured housing in the United States has developed into a secondary housing market designed for lower-income families hoping to achieve the American dream of owning a home on a…

Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Janne Flisrand, Network Weaver and Owner of Flisrand Consulting

Anthropologists in Practice is an ongoing series of interviews featuring practicing anthropologists who work outside the academy. The goal of the series is to provide a source of…