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Housing, social policy and difference: Disability, ethnicity, gender and housing

Malcolm Harrison


Issues of ‘difference’ are on the agenda right across the social sciences, and are encountered daily by practitioners in policy fields. A central question is how the welfare state and its institutions respond to impairment, ethnicity, and gender. This book provides an invaluable overview of key issues set in the context of housing. Touching on concerns ranging from minority ethnic housing needs to the housing implications of domestic violence, it shows how difference is regulated in housing. The book deploys a distinctive theoretical perspective that is applicable to other aspects of the welfa ... More

Keywords: impairment, ethnicity, gender, housing, domestic violence, welfare state, disability, difference within difference, social regulation, postmodernism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9781861343055
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861343055.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malcolm Harrison, author