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Carving Out the Commons : Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C. - (Paperback)

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The author develops a theory of the urban commons based on the experiences and analysis of participants in it, focusing on limited-equity housing cooperatives. She examines how a commons is reclaimed and maintained over time, using the empirical approach of institutionalists who focus on the commons as a workable property regime and the political perspective of alterglobalizationists who focus on what the commons means politically. She uses case studies to explore the experience of limited-equity co-ops in Washington, DC, to theorize the urban commons and question why an urban commons is necessary, the challenges of reclaiming and maintaining it, and how the practice can be sustained and expanded. She discusses the commons in theory and practice, including historically, the institutionalist and alterglobalizationist approaches to research, and how a diverse economies perspective can combine these approaches to theorize the commons, then explores the concept of the urban commons; the creation of a commons; the need for affordable housing in Washington, DC, and the benefits of limited-equity co-ops; financial access, exclusion, participation, and cooptation challenges for maintaining an urban commons; and the urban commons in relation to capitalism and the use of a feminist perspective to explain how they operate. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 207
Genre: Social Science, Business + Money Management, Political Science
Series Title: Diverse Economies and Livable Worlds
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
Author: Amanda Huron
Language: English
Street Date: March 13, 2018
TCIN: 53300819
UPC: 9781517901974
Item Number (DPCI): 248-60-0263
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