HOUSING IDENTITIES: AT THE ROOTS OF PRESENTDAY BELONGING’S UNEASINESS

  • Mario Neve

Abstract

The paper assesses housing as a global issue affecting wide sectors of societies
not just in less developed countries. Trends and cases show the crucial role that
building industry cycles have played in the financialization of the economy and
its speculative side effects, even in sectors presented as alternatives to
mainstream production, as the sharing economy. We are, therefore,
experiencing a radical change today in the meanings attached to terms like city,
identity, rights, and growing inequalities affecting ever-larger shares of the
population. When the fundamental human right to housing is denied the social
bonds and trust on which citizenship relies is lost.
KEYWORDS: housing, social space, belonging, Mediterranean, neoliberal city

Published
2021-09-13
How to Cite
Neve, M. (2021). HOUSING IDENTITIES: AT THE ROOTS OF PRESENTDAY BELONGING’S UNEASINESS. Köz-Gazdaság - Review of Economic Theory and Policy, 16(3), 57-76. Retrieved from http://retp.eu/index.php/retp/article/view/1353