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For a proper home : housing rights in the margins of urban Chile, 1960-2010, Edward Murphy

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For a proper home : housing rights in the margins of urban Chile, 1960-2010
Title
For a proper home
Title remainder
housing rights in the margins of urban Chile, 1960-2010
Statement of responsibility
Edward Murphy
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "From 1967 to 1973, a period that culminated in the socialist project of Salvador Allende, nearly 400,000 low-income Chileans illegally seized parcels of land on the outskirts of Santiago. Remarkably, today almost all of these individuals live in homes with property titles. As Edward Murphy shows, this transformation came at a steep price, through an often-violent political and social struggle that continues to this day. In analyzing the causes and consequences of this struggle, Murphy reveals a crucial connection between homeownership and understandings of proper behavior and governance. This link between property and propriety has been at the root of a powerful, contested urban politics central to both social activism and urban development projects. Through projects of reform, revolution, and reaction, a right to housing and homeownership has been a significant symbol of governmental benevolence and poverty reduction. Under Pinochet's neoliberalism, subsidized housing and slum eradication programs displaced many squatters, while awarding them homes of their own. This process, in addition to ongoing forms of activism, has permitted the vast majority of squatters to live in homes with property titles, a momentous change of the past half-century. This triumph is tempered by the fact that today the urban poor struggle with high levels of unemployment and underemployment, significant debt, and a profoundly segregated and hostile urban landscape. They also find it more difficult to mobilize than in the past, and as homeowners they can no longer rally around the cause of housing rights. Citing cultural theorists from Marx to Foucault, Murphy directly links the importance of home ownership and property rights among Santiago's urban poor to definitions of Chilean citizenship and propriety. He explores how the deeply embedded liberal belief system of individual property ownership has shaped political, social, and physical landscapes in the city. His approach sheds light on the role that social movements and the gendered contours of home life have played in the making of citizenship. It also illuminates processes through which squatters have received legally sanctioned homes of their own, a phenomenon of critical importance in cities throughout much of Latin America and the Global South"--
  • "This book examines the dramatic forms of social mobilization, state-directed repression, mass development projects, and socioeconomic exclusion that have marked struggles over low-income urban housing in Santiago, Chile, during the past half-century"--
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1971-
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Murphy, Edward
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pitt Latin American series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Housing
  • Housing
  • Right of property
  • Property
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Housing
  • Housing
  • Property
  • Right of property
  • Chile
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For a proper home : housing rights in the margins of urban Chile, 1960-2010, Edward Murphy
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Aesthetics of order : forging spaces of distinction amid neoliberal expansion
  • Domesticated peripheries:
  • Containing protest in the transition to democracy
  • Fractures of home and nation : property titling after the dictatorship
  • The indignities of home in the margins of modern urban life -- Conclusion
  • Unsettled foundations:
  • The urban politics of propriety through revolution and reaction
  • Property, governance, and the city : a longue durée perspective
  • Insurgent ownership:
  • A place in the state : housing activism and the seizure of land, May Day, 1969
  • Specters in the revolution : dilemmas of home during the Chilean path to socialism
  • Reactionary turns:
  • Locating states of emergency : the politics of "normalization" after the military coup
Control code
ocn900276914
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822980216
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt126prrg
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900276914
Label
For a proper home : housing rights in the margins of urban Chile, 1960-2010, Edward Murphy
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Aesthetics of order : forging spaces of distinction amid neoliberal expansion
  • Domesticated peripheries:
  • Containing protest in the transition to democracy
  • Fractures of home and nation : property titling after the dictatorship
  • The indignities of home in the margins of modern urban life -- Conclusion
  • Unsettled foundations:
  • The urban politics of propriety through revolution and reaction
  • Property, governance, and the city : a longue durée perspective
  • Insurgent ownership:
  • A place in the state : housing activism and the seizure of land, May Day, 1969
  • Specters in the revolution : dilemmas of home during the Chilean path to socialism
  • Reactionary turns:
  • Locating states of emergency : the politics of "normalization" after the military coup
Control code
ocn900276914
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822980216
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt126prrg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900276914

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