Rent and its Discontents : A Century of Housing Struggle, Paperback / softback Book

Rent and its Discontents : A Century of Housing Struggle Paperback / softback

Edited by Neil Gray

Part of the Transforming Capitalism series



The 1915 Rent Strikes in Glasgow, along with similar campaigns across the UK, catalysed rent restrictions and eventually public housing as a right, with a legacy of progressive improvement in UK housing through the central decades of the 20th century.

With the decimation of social housing and the resurgence of a profoundly exploitative private housing market, the contemporary political economy of housing now shares many distressing features with the situation one hundred years ago.

Starting with a re-appraisal of the Rent Strikes, this book asks what housing campaigners can learn today from a proven organisational victory for the working class.

A series of investigative accounts from scholar-activists and housing campaign groups across the UK charts the diverse aims, tactics and strategies of current urban resistance, seeking to make a vital contribution to the contemporary housing question in a time of crisis.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 294 pages, 1 Charts; 6 Halftones, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Regional studies
  • ISBN: 9781786605757



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