Constructionism, realism and housing theory

Somerville, Peter and Bengtsson, Bo (2002) Constructionism, realism and housing theory. Housing, Theory & Society, 19 (3/4). pp. 121-136. ISSN 1403-6096

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Full text URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/140360902321122789

Abstract

This paper considers the theoretical postulates of the discourses of ‘objectivist realism’ and social constructionism and discusses their relevance to housing studies. In place of such theories, the paper puts forward a theory of contextualised rational action. This theory is then applied in the contexts of ‘tenant participation’, ‘housing management’ and ‘comparative
housing policy’.

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Additional Information:This paper considers the theoretical postulates of the discourses of ‘objectivist realism’ and social constructionism and discusses their relevance to housing studies. In place of such theories, the paper puts forward a theory of contextualised rational action. This theory is then applied in the contexts of ‘tenant participation’, ‘housing management’ and ‘comparative housing policy’.
Keywords:Housing, Planning, Human geography, Urban policy, Urban studies
Subjects:L Social studies > L410 UK Social Policy
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K450 Housing
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:792
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:22 Jun 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:13

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