The audacity of HOPE VI: Discourse and the dismantling of public housing

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Abstract

This paper is an examination of the "discourse of disaster" that has cleared the way for the dismantling of public housing in the US. It is argued that this narrative represents public housing communities as deviant, dysfunctional, or obsolete. In response, residents have generated a discourse of resistance that focuses on dimensions of home and community. The social science evidence that validates the residents' storyline is summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-348
Number of pages7
JournalCities
Volume35
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

Keywords

  • Demolition
  • Discourse
  • Displacement
  • Public housing

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