Carving Out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C.

Amanda Huron (Author)



[From the publisher] An investigation of the practice of “commoning” in urban housing and its necessity for challenging economic injustice in our rapidly gentrifying cities.

Carving Out the Commons theorizes the practice of urban “commoning” in Washington, D.C., through an investigation of the city’s limited-equity housing cooperatives. It asks whether a commons can work in a city where land and resources are scarce and how strangers who may not share a past or future come together to create commonly held spaces in the midst of capitalism.

ISBN 9781517901974
List price $25.00
Publisher University of Minnesota Press
Year of publication 2018