Book , Print in English

Ours to lose : when squatters became homeowners in New York City

Amy Starecheski.
  • Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
  • 318 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • History.
  • Introduction. Casa del Sol; Why study squatting? ; The research and writing: oral history and ethnography ; Structure of the work
  • From drug murder to door ceremony: claiming buildings, building claims. April 1984: Opening 539 ; Disinvestment, abandonment, and the social roots of squatting ; Urban homesteading: property, labor, and rights
  • Who deserves housing? The battle for East Thirteenth Street. Life on East Thirteenth Street: 1984-94 ; Low-income housing versus the squatters ; Making claims through adverse possession
  • Making the deal: debating the values of housing. The negotiations ; The details of the deal ; The debates
  • Why work? The values of labor. Building community: labor and value ; Bureaucracy, labor, and power
  • Making claims on the past and the future: debt, kinship, history, and the temporality of homeownership. Claims on the self: debt, freedom, and social personhood ; Claims on one another: from family to co-op ; Claims on the neighborhood: history, space, and identity ; Conclusion.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 9780226399805 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 022639980X (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 9780226399942 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 022639994X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2016007545
  • OCLC: 940455305
  • OCLC: 940455305