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The Resource Carving out the commons : tenant organizing and housing cooperatives in Washington, D.C., Amanda Huron

Carving out the commons : tenant organizing and housing cooperatives in Washington, D.C., Amanda Huron

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Carving out the commons : tenant organizing and housing cooperatives in Washington, D.C.
Title
Carving out the commons
Title remainder
tenant organizing and housing cooperatives in Washington, D.C.
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Huron
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Language
eng
Summary
An investigation of the practice of "commoning" in urban housing and its necessity for challenging economic injustice in our rapidly gentrifying cities Provoked by mass evictions and the onset of gentrification in the 1970s, tenants in Washington, D.C., began forming cooperative organizations to collectively purchase and manage their apartment buildings. These tenants were creating a commons, taking a resource--housing--that had been used to extract profit from them and reshaping it as a resource that was collectively owned by them. In Carving Out the Commons, Amanda Huron theorizes the practice of urban "commoning" through a close investigation of the city's limited-equity housing cooperatives. Drawing on feminist and anticapitalist perspectives, Huron asks whether a commons can work in a city where land and other resources are scarce and how strangers who may not share a past or future come together to create and maintain commonly held spaces in the midst of capitalism. Arguing against the romanticization of the commons, she instead positions the urban commons as a pragmatic practice. Through the practice of commoning, she contends, we can learn to build communities to challenge capitalism's totalizing claims over life
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Huron, Amanda
Dewey number
334/.109753
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7287.72.U6
LC item number
H87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Diverse economies and livable worlds
Series volume
[2]
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  • Housing, Cooperative
  • Housing
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Public spaces
  • Commons
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Commons
  • Housing
  • Housing, Cooperative
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Public spaces
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Washington (D.C.)
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Carving out the commons : tenant organizing and housing cooperatives in Washington, D.C., Amanda Huron
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-200) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is the commons? Merging two perspectives -- The urban commons : contradictions of community, capital, and the state -- Forged in crisis : claiming a home in the city -- A decent grounds for life : the benefits of limited-equity cooperatives -- Survival and collapse : keeping and losing housing over time -- Commoning in the capitalist city
Control code
on1007310088
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9781517901974
Lccn
2017042829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Carving out the commons : tenant organizing and housing cooperatives in Washington, D.C., Amanda Huron
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is the commons? Merging two perspectives -- The urban commons : contradictions of community, capital, and the state -- Forged in crisis : claiming a home in the city -- A decent grounds for life : the benefits of limited-equity cooperatives -- Survival and collapse : keeping and losing housing over time -- Commoning in the capitalist city
Control code
on1007310088
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9781517901974
Lccn
2017042829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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