Common sense as political struggle: asserting the right to home following the Grenfell Tower fire

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Abstract

The Grenfell Tower fire is a tragic manifestation of the brutality of the neoliberal conditionality of home. The systematic devaluing of the lives of residents in the social housing block is the result of stigmatisation-fuelled neglect. This paper explores the ideological formation of the ‘ideals’ of home ownership, asserting a right to home as a means to resist the ‘unequal distribution of precarity’ that defines neoliberal formations of home.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSociological Research Online
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Social housing
  • Right to home
  • Precarity
  • Austerity
  • Neoliberal common sense

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