(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1984)

Document title

Organized labor and the housing question: public housing, suburbanization, and urban renewal

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This paper examines those public-housing, suburbanization, and urban renewal policies in the USA that have evolved as a consequence of intraclass struggle. It is argued that the powerful constituency of organized labor was able, in 1950's, to impose suburbanization as a valid answer to the housing question of the unions, while subsuming the housing demands, needs, and wants of less-powerful women and blacks. By the 1960's, the growing movements of women and blacks were able to challenge the dominance of the labor-liberal coalition and to successfully oppose the union-advocated policies of urban renewal and suburbanization.


Article of periodic

published at : Society and Space, Environment and Planning, D London

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, vol. 2, no1 [pp. 75-86]

Bibliographic references : 60 réf.



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