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Self-Build Homes connects the burgeoning interdisciplinary research on self-build with commentary from leading international figures in the self-build and wider housing sector. Through their focus on community, dwelling, home and identity, the chapters explore the various meanings of self-build housing, encouraging new directions for discussions about self-building and calling for the recognition of the social dimensions of this process, from consideration of the structures, policies and practices that shape it, through to the lived experience of individuals and households. Divided into four parts – Discourse, Rationale, Meaning; Values, Lifestyles, Imaginaries; Community and Identity; and Perspectives from Practice – the volume comes at a time of renewed focus from policy managers and practitioners, as well as prospective builders themselves, on self-build as a means for producing homes that are more stylised, affordable and appropriate for the specific needs of households. It responds to recent advances in housing and planning policy, while also bringing this into conversation with interdisciplinary perspectives from across the social sciences on housing, home and homemaking. In this way, the book seeks to update understandings of self-build and to account for housing as a distinctly social process.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-title Page
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright information
  2. p. iv
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  1. Preface
  2. Michaela Benson and Iqbal Hamiduddin
  3. pp. v-vi
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of figures
  2. pp. x-xii
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  1. List of tables
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  1. Notes on contributors
  2. pp. xiv-xvii
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  1. 1 Self-build homes: social values and the lived experience of housing in practice
  2. Michaela Benson and Iqbal Hamiduddin
  3. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part 1 Discourse, rationale, meaning
  2. pp. 15-16
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  1. 2 Community building: self-build and the neighbourhood commons
  2. Iqbal Hamiduddin
  3. pp. 17-37
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  1. 3 Models of self-build and collaborative housing in the United Kingdom
  2. Martin Field
  3. pp. 38-55
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  1. 4 Eco-homes for all: why the socio-cultural matters in encouraging eco-building
  2. Jenny Pickerill
  3. pp. 56-78
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  1. Part 2 Values, lifestyles, imaginaries
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  1. 5 From cultures of resistance to the new social movements: DIY self-build in West Wales
  2. Elaine Forde
  3. pp. 81-95
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  1. 6 Protohome: rethinking home through co-production
  2. Julia Heslop
  3. pp. 96-114
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  1. 7 Of flux or finality? On the process and dynamics of a co-housing group in formation
  2. Melissa Fernández Arrigoitia and Kathleen Scanlon
  3. pp. 115-138
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  1. Part 3 Community and identity
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  1. 8 Self-building as a practice of homemaking: the affective spaces of unfinished home
  2. Michaela Benson
  3. pp. 141-156
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  1. 9 Senior co-housing: restoring sociable community in later life
  2. Jim Hudson
  3. pp. 157-173
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  1. 10 Something wonderful in my back yard: the social impetus for group self-building
  2. Emma Heffernan and Pieter de Wilde
  3. pp. 174-191
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  1. 11 Building a self: community self-build and the reconstruction of identity
  2. Katherine Collins
  3. pp. 192-205
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  1. Part 4 Perspectives from practice
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  1. 12 Self-build neighbourhoods for living and working: a view from Tübingen, Germany
  2. Andreas Feldtkeller
  3. pp. 209-227
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  1. 13 Turning the theory into reality
  2. Ted Stevens
  3. pp. 228-246
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  1. 14 Taking self-build out of its ‘small and special box’: citizens as agents for the political and the social of self-build
  2. Stephen Hill
  3. pp. 247-266
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  1. Conclusion New directions: self-build, social values and lived experience
  2. Iqbal Hamiduddin and Michaela Benson
  3. pp. 267-276
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 277-279
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  1. References
  2. pp. 280-309
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 310-316
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  1. Back cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781911576877
Related ISBN(s)
9781911576884
MARC Record
OCLC
1229419622
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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