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Ordinary things : an archaeology of public housing

  title={Ordinary things : an archaeology of public housing},
  author={Kathleen M. Flanagan},
This thesis identifies and describes a major discursive discontinuity in public housing policy in Tasmania, Australia. It contributes to literature on the formation, practice and consequences of public housing policy in Australia. The consensus in this literature is that, in the 1970s, emerging neoliberal modes of practice shaped a series of policy reforms which have produced significant problems with the sustainability, effectiveness and reputation of public housing. My findings challenge… Expand
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