Social Constructionist in Housing Research

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"This book provides an up-to-date review of the social constructionist perspective and considers its philosophical basis. It discusses how social problems are constructed and, in turn, how this informs policy-making." The book also evaluates both the criticisms that have been made against the social constructionist perspective and the strengths and weaknesses of constructionist methods. It therefore contributes to the development of a future research agenda for social constructionist research in housing and urban policy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754638377
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/31/2005
  • Pages: 183
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 The philosophical assumptions of constructionism 14
3 Relativism, subjectivity and the self : a critique of social constructionism 32
4 Extending constructionist social problems to the study of housing problems 49
5 Constructing the meaning of social exclusion as a policy metaphor 71
6 Housing pathways - a social constructionist research framework 93
7 Necessary welfare measure or policy failure : media reports of public housing in Sydney in the 1990s 117
8 Organisational research : conflict and power within UK and Australian social housing organisations 142
9 Social constructionism and international comparative housing research 159
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