Social Movements against Housing Financialization: An Introduction to the Special Issue

Introduction to the special issue "Social Movements against Housing Financialization".



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Wijburg, G. , R. Waldron 2024. ‘Social Movements against Housing Financialization: An Introduction to the Special Issue.’ Critical Housing Analysis 11 (1): 56-67.