Jennie Gustafsson

Jennie Gustafsson


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Arbetar vid Kulturgeografiska institutionen
Telefon 08-16 48 45
Besöksadress Svante Arrhenius väg 8
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Postadress Kulturgeografiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

Om mig

In my thesis I investigate renovations of housing and regeneration of housing areas in Sweden, specifically with a focus on the Million Homes Programme. As in many European countries, housing from the post-World War II period is today aging and the cost to renovate and regenerate these areas are under discussion. In many cases, the cost of these renovations leads to increasing rent levels and thus causes ‘renoviction’.

My work aims towards an analysis of the naturalization of the housing politics and planning politics that constitutes as well are being constituted by the practices of renovation and regeneration. Thus, I want to investigate how the renovations and regeneration as spatial practices are naturalized, and how they relate to housing politics and planning politics. I also want to discuss how naturalizing discourses are interconnected with the socio-economic consequences, e.g. gentrification, caused by renovations and regeneration. Housing research and critical urban studies thus makes up the two fields in which my study is placed.

My thesis uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate the discursive conditions for, and consequences of, renovation and regeneration.

My engagement in how to theoretically understand the historical-geographical change of housing politics and planning politics, are one of the driving forces for my thesis. However, understanding the effects of this change on the lives of residents is another motivating factor for my investigation.


Gustafsson, J. (2016). En diskussion om biblioteket, staden och demokratiska vägval… Biblioteksmuseets årsskrift nr 10, Borås.

Engström, L., Gustafsson, J. (in press). Konflikt och politik – hur folkbibliotek kan skapa rum för progressiva rörelser. In Ett humanistiskt manifest, Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, Göteborg University. Serie/rapport Lir. Skrifter.varia.

Senast uppdaterad: 16 maj 2017

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