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Hamiduddin, I and Benson, M (Eds). (2017) Self-Build Homes. [Book]. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

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. Products

Type: Book
Title: Self-Build Homes
ISBN-13: 9781911576877
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781911576877
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781911576877
Language: English
Additional information: Text © Contributors, 2017 Images © Contributors and copyright holders named in captions, 2017 This book is published under a Creative Commons 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work; to adapt the work and to make commercial use of the work providing attribution is made to the authors (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Attribution should include the following information: Benson, M. and Hamiduddin, I. 2017. Self- Build Homes . London: UCL Press. DOI: https:// doi.org/ 10.14324/ 111.9781911576877 Further details about CC BY licenses are available at http:// creativecommons.org/ licenses/
Keywords: Housing, Self-Build homes, Community, Dwelling, Housing policy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Planning
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10038399
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