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Ownership, Narrative, Things

  • Dave Cowan
  • Helen Carr
  • Alison Wallace

Part of the Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies book series (PSLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Dave Cowan, Helen Carr, Alison Wallace
    Pages 1-41
  3. Dave Cowan, Helen Carr, Alison Wallace
    Pages 43-71
  4. Dave Cowan, Helen Carr, Alison Wallace
    Pages 73-97
  5. Dave Cowan, Helen Carr, Alison Wallace
    Pages 99-126
  6. Dave Cowan, Helen Carr, Alison Wallace
    Pages 127-155
  7. Dave Cowan, Helen Carr, Alison Wallace
    Pages 157-178
  8. Dave Cowan, Helen Carr, Alison Wallace
    Pages 179-206
  9. Dave Cowan, Helen Carr, Alison Wallace
    Pages 207-215
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 217-239

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

interview law legal studies methodology property research home ownership renting Housing Policy Leasing Shared Ownership housing associations debt

Authors and affiliations

  • Dave Cowan
    • 1
  • Helen Carr
    • 2
  • Alison Wallace
    • 3
  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of BristolBristolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Kent Law SchoolUniversity of KentCanterburyUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Centre for Housing PolicyUniversity of YorkYorkUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59069-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59068-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59069-5
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