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Is Housing a Social Matter? Housing in the Journal (1946–2004)

Claire Carriou 1 Lucie Haguenauer-Caceres 2
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LAVUE - Laboratoire Architecture, Ville, Urbanisme, Environnement
Abstract : Since its creation in 1946, the Revue française des Affaires sociales has dedicated few articles to housing, as such: barely 50 out of the 2,300 articles counted. This absence can doubtlessly be explained by the fact that, since this date, habitat and housing have not been under the administrative tutelage of the Ministry of Labour. Yet this inattention also stems from the very way in which this question is perceived; it was considered, above all, during the “post-war golden age of prosperity” (from 1945 to 1975), to be a technical and quantitative problem. As far as the government is concerned, putting numerous apartments on the public and private markets was the solution for the housing crisis, whose social aspects were under-estimated in favour of the majority. It was only at the end of the 20th century, when the crisis and poverty returned, that housing has tended to be a social matter once again, one which the Revue now addresses more than ever.
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Claire Carriou, Lucie Haguenauer-Caceres. Is Housing a Social Matter? Housing in the Journal (1946–2004). Revue française des affaires sociales, La documentation française, 2006, pp.285-297. ⟨hal-01917655⟩



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