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John Boughton

JOHN BOUGHTON is a social historian whose book Municipal Dreams: the Rise and Fall of Council Housing was published by Verso in April 2018 and recommended as an Observer Book of the Year. His popular blog, also called Municipal Dreams, which charts the history of council estates up and down the country, has had over 1.1 million views. He has published in the Historian and Labor History and gives talks on housing to a range of audiences. He is involved in a number of housing campaigns and lives in London.



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Roundtable: On Housing

Feature

Issue No. 25

Željka Marošević

John Boughton

Seraphima Kennedy

Bridget Minamore

Feature

Issue No. 25

Where do you live? Over a decades-long housing crisis in the UK, the answer to that question has become a complicated one. Our responsibilities...

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December 2011

Egyptian Revolution: Bloody Wednesday (2 February 2011)

Omar Robert Hamilton

feature

December 2011

Almost one year on from the first battles in Tahrir Square, Egypt’s future remains uncertain. Many Egyptians believe that,...

feature

February 2012

Stalker, Writer or Professor? Geoff Dyer's Zona and Genre

Rose McLaren

feature

February 2012

‘So what kind of a writer am I, reduced to writing a summary of a film?’ wonders Geoff Dyer...

poetry

Issue No. 13

Watermen

Holly Pester

poetry

Issue No. 13

It’s Saturday and two men arrive at the door in the uniform. Thames Water. We’re checking the whole street,...

 

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