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dc.contributor.authorCrawford, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorFlint, John
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-15T08:40:02Z
dc.date.available2015-07-15T08:40:02Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationCrawford , J & Flint , J 2015 , ' Rational fictions and imaginary systems : cynical ideology and the problem figuration and practise of public housing ' Housing Studies , vol. In press . https://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2015.1013092en
dc.identifier.issn0267-3037
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 185739094
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 7a589619-2fd2-497a-a973-c226edf71600
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84947019292
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/6985
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to show how Van Wel’s theory of problem figuration, Carlen’s concept of imaginary systems and Zizek’s notion of cynical ideology may advance our theoretical and empirical understanding of the contemporary construction of housing policy narratives and embedded localised housing practise. Applying this theoretical framework to a case study of responses to homelessness in Scotland and further illustrative examples from the UK and the USA, the paper examines how housing practise is constituted through different imaginaries of housing systems. These are based on fictional as well as rational elements, located within a form of cynical ideology whereby actors act ‘as if’ the realities of the present housing crisis are distanced from the imagined intended functioning of housing systems. This masks alternative social realities and denies an explicitly articulated politics of housing which would reveal new processes of capitalism, generational and class realignments and a reframing of the role of government itself.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofHousing Studiesen
dc.rightsCopyright 2015 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/Licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectCynical ideologyen
dc.subjectHousing policyen
dc.subjectImaginary housing systemsen
dc.subjectProblem figurationen
dc.subjectHousing practiseen
dc.subjectPublic housingen
dc.subjectG Geography (General)en
dc.subjectNDASen
dc.subject.lccG1en
dc.titleRational fictions and imaginary systems : cynical ideology and the problem figuration and practise of public housingen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2015.1013092
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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