Performing (housing) markets

Smith, S., Munro, M. and Christie, H. (2006) Performing (housing) markets. Urban Studies, 43(1), pp. 81-98. (doi: 10.1080/00420980500409276)

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This paper offers an interpretation of how housing markets work which complements more traditional economic approaches. Building on a wider movement within cultural economy and economic sociology, it considers how (housing) markets are variously performed in the power-filled negotiations of buyers, sellers and market professionals. This is part of a larger undertaking, but here the focus is particularly on the role of legal, financial and information intermediaries in shaping local cultures of property exchange. This is a social rather than economic analysis of housing markets; it is a qualitative rather than a quantitative study. It is designed to shed light on how markets are made, though it might, in the end, change the way they are modelled.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Munro, Professor Moira
Authors: Smith, S., Munro, M., and Christie, H.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Urban Studies

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