Title

Commodification and housing : emerging issues and contradictions

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Environment and Planning A

Publication Date

9-1-1984

Volume

16

Issue

9

First Page

1163

Last Page

1180

Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

Abstract

In this paper, we attempt to relate debates around the commodification process, that is, the ways in which commodity relations develop and are expressed both in daily life and in the organisation of society, with respect to housing provision. We begin with a brief review of the underlying theoretical argument and then proceed to examine a number of housing-related spheres. We conclude that, although the concept of commodification suffers from overly economistic applications, an understanding of this process provides an important element in explaining changing social relations.

DOI

10.1068/a161163

Print ISSN

0308518X

E-ISSN

14723409

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Forrest, R., & Williams, P. (1984). Commodification and housing: Emerging issues and contradictions. Environment and Planning A, 16(9), 1163-1180. doi: 10.1068/a161163