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Ekstam, Helen
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Ekstam, H. (2015). Residential Crowding in a "Distressed" and a "Gentrified" Neighbourhood - Towards an Understanding of Crowding in "Gentrified" Neighbourhoods. Housing, Theory and Society, 32(4), 429-449
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Residential Crowding in a "Distressed" and a "Gentrified" Neighbourhood - Towards an Understanding of Crowding in "Gentrified" Neighbourhoods
2015 (English)In: Housing, Theory and Society, ISSN 1403-6096, E-ISSN 1651-2278, Vol. 32, no 4, p. 429-449Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous research has often associated residential crowding with impoverished segments of the population, often living in distressed neighbourhoods, and detrimental consequences for crowded households. However, according to official housing standards, crowding is also common in some gentrified inner-city areas. This paper problematizes these findings in two ways: first, by discussing how the theoretical implications of traditional indicators, such as dwelling standards, can be traded off for perceptions of neighbourhood identity; and second, by comparing the socio-economic profiles of the residents in a distressed and a gentrified neighbourhood. The findings suggest that distressed crowding due to deficient economic and other resources is spatially segregated from gentrified crowding where the desire to live in attractive areas might outweigh living space considerations. These findings call for further research into people's experiences of crowding in relation to other qualities of the dwelling - in particular, the residential neighbourhood.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala Univ, Inst Housing & Urban Res IBF, S-75309 Uppsala, Sweden.: , 2015
Keywords
Distressed neighbourhoods, Gentrification, Urban sociology, Identity, Housing policy
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265641 (URN)10.1080/14036096.2015.1059355 (DOI)000361829600004 ()
Available from: 2015-11-03 Created: 2015-11-02 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Ekstam, H. (2013). Om trångboddhet: Hur storleken på våra bostäder blev ett välfärdsproblem. Sociologisk forskning, 50(3-4), 199-222
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Om trångboddhet: Hur storleken på våra bostäder blev ett välfärdsproblem
2013 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 50, no 3-4, p. 199-222Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

About crowding - How the size of our dwellings became a welfare problem     Housing policy documents have traditionally been studied by political scientists, resulting in a lack of interest in the private aspects of housing policy. Hence, this paper uses the example of crowding standards to examine how a previously private matter, the size of our dwelling, became a concern of the state. Official governmental documents are analyzed with the help of discourse theory, working on the supposition that the need of the population and the framing of a problem changes over time. The first official standard of crowding, formulated in 1946 argue for larger dwelling size in order to increase the size and quality of the Swedish population. The second standard, formulated in 1965, is based on the assumption that the population, defined as consumers, demands larger sized homes. The final standard, formulated in 1975, claims that larger sized homes is a social right.

Keywords
Housing policy, welfare state, crowding, historical discourse, need
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213405 (URN)
Available from: 2013-12-20 Created: 2013-12-20 Last updated: 2016-09-19
Ekstam, H. (2011). Drömmen om ett hem eller bara landa lite: Unga Stockholmares upplevelse av boendet och den nationella välfärden. In: Daniel Wohlgemuth, Fabian Sjö, Per-Erik Jalava, Oscar Svensson & Inger Ashing (Ed.), Fokus 11: En analys av ungas bostadssituation (pp. 78-96). Stockholm: Ungdomsstyrelsen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Drömmen om ett hem eller bara landa lite: Unga Stockholmares upplevelse av boendet och den nationella välfärden
2011 (Swedish)In: Fokus 11: En analys av ungas bostadssituation / [ed] Daniel Wohlgemuth, Fabian Sjö, Per-Erik Jalava, Oscar Svensson & Inger Ashing, Stockholm: Ungdomsstyrelsen , 2011, p. 78-96Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Ungdomsstyrelsen, 2011
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-165233 (URN)
Available from: 2012-01-09 Created: 2012-01-04 Last updated: 2012-01-09Bibliographically approved
Ekstam, H. (2010). Crowded households in Stockholm, Sweden: - a neighbourhood comparison. Gävle: Institutet för bostads- och urbanforskning, Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Crowded households in Stockholm, Sweden: - a neighbourhood comparison
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Institutet för bostads- och urbanforskning, Uppsala universitet, 2010
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-134234 (URN)
Note
Uppsats till Nordiskt seminarium om bostads- och urbanforskning, 22-24 september 2010, GävleAvailable from: 2010-11-23 Created: 2010-11-23 Last updated: 2010-12-01Bibliographically approved
Ekstam, H. & Sandstedt, E. (2010). Stadsmiljö, bostad och vardagsliv i Stockholm. Stockholm: Länsstyrelsen i Stockholms län
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stadsmiljö, bostad och vardagsliv i Stockholm
2010 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Länsstyrelsen i Stockholms län, 2010. p. 66
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-134232 (URN)978-91-7281-389-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-11-23 Created: 2010-11-23 Last updated: 2010-12-21Bibliographically approved
Ekstam, H. (2008). The study of Space-Body interactions in small spaces.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The study of Space-Body interactions in small spaces
2008 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-16489 (URN)
Note
Paper presented at the Swedish Sociological Association (SSA) annual conference in January 31-February 1, 2008Available from: 2008-05-26 Created: 2008-05-26
Ekstam, H. (2007). A Feminist Perspective on Compact Living.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Feminist Perspective on Compact Living
2007 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-15579 (URN)
Note
Paper presented at the ENHR conference, June 25-28, 2007 in Rotterdam, the NetherlandsAvailable from: 2008-02-21 Created: 2008-02-21 Last updated: 2009-10-05Bibliographically approved
Ekstam, H. (2006). Compact living eller trångbott? Trångboddhetens inneboende perspektiv. In: : .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Compact living eller trångbott? Trångboddhetens inneboende perspektiv
2006 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-15581 (URN)
Note

Paper presented at the Nordic seminar for housing and urban research, September 7-8, 2006 in Gävle, Sweden

Available from: 2008-02-21 Created: 2008-02-21 Last updated: 2013-12-04
Ekstam, H. & Korkkinen, L. (2002). Kampen om staden och det urbana. Plan Tidskrift för samhällsplanering (1-2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kampen om staden och det urbana
2002 (Swedish)In: Plan Tidskrift för samhällsplanering, no 1-2Article in journal (Other scientific) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-15583 (URN)
Available from: 2008-02-21 Created: 2008-02-21 Last updated: 2011-01-13
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