Boston - "The Housing Monster" Study Group
Join Common Struggle in Boston to discuss The Housing Monster
Read up to Page 77(from "The Foreword" through "Development and Decay").
Saturday, November 3rd
Finish the book.
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The Housing Monster takes one seemingly simple everyday thing—a house—and looks at the social relations that surround and determine it. Starting with the construction site and the physical building of houses, the book slowly builds and links more and more issues together: from gentrification and city politics to gender roles and identity politics, from subcontracting and speculation to union contracts and negotiation, from intensely personal thoughts and interactions to large-scale political and economic forces. What starts as a look at housing questions, broadens into a critique of capitalism as a whole.
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