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Author Starecheski, Amy,
Title Ours to lose : when squatters became homeowners in New York City / Amy Starecheski.
Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.

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Author Starecheski, Amy,
Subject Squatter settlements -- New York (State) -- New York.
Squatters -- New York (State) -- New York.
Occupancy (Law) -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 21st century.
Occupancy (Law) -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Occupancy (Law) -- Social aspects.
Home ownership -- Social aspects.
Squatters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Attitudes.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 21st century.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents 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
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Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 17, 2016)
ISBN 9780226400006 (electronic bk.)
022640000X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 960701429
Additional Format Original 9780226399805 022639980X 9780226399942 022639994X (DLC) 2016007545 (OCoLC)940455305.

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