Social Mobilisation for Housing Rights: A Qualitative Case Study Using Semi-structured Interviews

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Title: Social Mobilisation for Housing Rights: A Qualitative Case Study Using Semi-structured Interviews
Authors: Lima Holanda, Valesca
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Date: Dec-2017
Online since: 2017-12-21T17:21:22Z
Abstract: This methods case is a qualitative research study whose purpose is to explore social movements' strategies to pressure government for housing rights. It highlights the particular importance of explaining case selection in qualitative studies. In qualitative studies, especially, it is crucial to the validity of claims to justify why a specific case study, in a sea of other case studies, was chosen. In this methods case, I provide an account of one specific study I performed in Latin America on social mobilisation for housing rights at the local government level. It was an exploratory study conducted with members of a local housing council in the city of Maracana├║, Brazil. The case sheds light on purposive sample, as strategic social actors were chosen based on their ...
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Sage
Copyright (published version): 2017 Sage
Keywords: Social housingSocial mobilisationHousing rightsLatin AmericaQualitative interviewsField studies
DOI: 10.4135/978144627305015602461
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISBN: 9781473953604
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations Research Collection

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