Property, Politics and Reproduction

  • David McCrone
  • Brian Elliott
Part of the Edinburgh Studies in Culture and Society book series (ESCS)


In the early 1970s, a sociological study of landlords in a British context was beset by a number of problems. First, the enormous weight of popular imagery about landlords which threatens always to distort perceptions of this group; secondly, the relative paucity in the early 1970s of theoretical writings about the sociology of the city in general, and the sociology of housing in particular; and thirdly, the assumption that ‘property’ referred to the ownership of big businesses, to the concentration of productive assets in the hands of major capitalists.


Housing Market Public Housing Class Relation Building Society Capitalist Country 
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© David McCrone and Brian Elliott 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • David McCrone
    • 1
  • Brian Elliott
    • 2
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK
  2. 2.University of BritishColumbiaCanada

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