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Published: 31 October 2020

384 Pages | 6 black and white illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789621082

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Reconstructing public housing

Liverpool's hidden history of collective alternatives

Matthew Thompson

Liverpool University Press

  • First book to chart Liverpool's recent history of collective housing activism and experimentation, from the housing cooperative movement of the 1970s to the community land trusts today.
  • First in-depth critical assessment of Assemble's and Granby Four Streets' unprecedented Turner Prize win.
  • First historical study of Liverpool's unique experience of Militant municipalisation of housing cooperatives in the 1980s.
  • Fresh perspective on the urban question under capitalism through the lens of public housing struggles and alternatives.
  • Exciting new perspective on the future of public ownership of housing and urban economies beyond the neoliberal present.