Les squats


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From resistance to contest, a first essay to analyse the squat as a way of contestation from a historical and sociological point of view. It brings some order in all the usages of the squat while reviewing its origins. Read More

Peaceful squatters or troublemakers? The image of the squatter comes in as many varieties as their actions do, whether they occupy their living quarters as homeless or undocumented workers, start independent communes or artist "squats," or are simply adherents to an different lifestyle. Their movements are multiform, and their motivations numerous.

This work focuses on retracing the steps of the invention of the squat as a form of collective action, from the end of the 19th century to the present, throughout different countries. It brings to light two prominent typologies: the "classist" squat, whose proponents claim a right to shelter, and the "counter-cultural" squat, whose advocates claim a right to a space wherein they can achieve an alternative lifestyle.

Any way you look at it, the squat, as a method of collective action, is remarkable in that it constitutes, ipso facto, the answer to its very own demands.

Cécile Péchu holds a PhD in Political Sciences. She is a researcher at the Université de Lausanne (Switzerland). She co-directed the Dictionnaire des mouvements sociaux, published by Presses de Sciences Po (2009)


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Specifications


Publisher
Presses de Sciences Po
Title Part
Numéro 8
Author
Cécile Péchu,
Collection
Contester
Language
French
Tags
, contentious politics
BISAC Subject Heading
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
Onix Audience Codes
01 General / trade
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3283 SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Title First Published
23 August 2010
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
Thema subject category: Politics & government

Paperback


Publication Date
23 August 2010
ISBN-13
978-2-7246-1169-4
Extent
Main content page count : 128
Code
978-2-7246-1169-4
Weight
114 grams
List Price
12.50 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

ePub


Publication Date
23 August 2010
ISBN-13
9782724687545
Product Content
Text (eye-readable)
Code
9782724687545
Technical Protection ebook
Adobe DRM
List Price
6.99 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


Introduction

Chapitre 1 L'invention du squat (1880-1913)
De la résistance à la contestation De l'objectif à la revendication

Chapitre 2 Obtenir un droit au logement
Les squats d'après-guerre
Les années post-soixante-huitardes
Le Comité des mal-logés et l'association
Droit au logement

Chapitre 3 Vivre différemment
Les débuts des squats contre-culturels
Les squats anarcho-autonomes et occupants-rénovateurs (1980-1983)
Squats d'artistes et squats politiques

Conclusion