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J. Phillip Thompson
This research has focused on four interconnected topics: the formation of a citywide group of public housing residents and advocates (The New York City Public Housing Resident Alliance); a collaboration between the Resident Alliance and building trade unions in New York City to gain jobs for public housing residents—The TRADES Coalition (Trade Unions and Residents for Apprenticeship Development and Economic Success); public housing activism in an era of neoliberal reform; and efforts on the part of the Resident Alliance to engage in what Henri Lefebvre refers to as the production of space. It has examined how The New York City Public Housing Resident Alliance has responded to the neoliberal political economic environment of the late 20th–early 21st centuries. The research has also been considered through the theoretical lenses of geographic scale, structural racism, social movement theory, and social reproduction.
Susi, Gretchen, "Represent: The New York City Public Housing Resident Alliance and Its Struggle Against the Imposition of the Neoliberal Agenda" (2005). CUNY Academic Works.