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Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies

Ownership, Narrative, Things

Authors: Cowan, Dave, Carr, Helen, Wallace, Alison

  • Offers the first academic study of shared ownership schemes in the UK that is independent from stakeholders in the industry
  • Brings together expertise from socio-legal studies as well as housing and social policy
  • Holds broad appeal beyond academics, for both practitioners and anyone with an interest in the issue of housing
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About this book

This book uses a case study of a low-cost home ownership initiative at the margins of renting and owning provided by social landlords – known as shared ownership – to challenge everyday assumptions held about the ‘social’ and the ‘legal’ in property. The authors provide a study of the construction of property ownership, from the creation of this idea through to the present day, and offer a fresh consideration of key issues surrounding property, ownership, and the social.

Analysing a diverse range of sources (from archives to micro-blogs, observation of housing providers, and interviews with shared owners), the authors explain the significance of the things (from the formal documents like leases, to odd materials like sweet wrappers and cigarette butts) commonly found in the narratives around shared ownership which are used to construct it as private ownership in everyday life. Ultimately, they uncover how this dream of ownership can become tarnished when people’s identities as ‘owners’ come under threat, and as such, these findings will provide fascinating insight into the intricacies of so-called home ownership for scholars of Law, Criminology, and Sociology.




About the authors

Dave Cowan is Professor of Law and Policy at the University of Bristol, UK.

Helen Carr is Professor of Law at the University of Kent, UK.

Alison Wallace is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Housing Policy, University of York, UK.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59069-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $115.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59068-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ownership, Narrative, Things
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59069-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59069-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59068-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 239
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
Topics