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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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Interview

October 2012

Interview with Sjón

Mary Hannity

Interview

October 2012

In Iceland, they eat puffin. The best-tasting puffin is soaked overnight in milk. ‘Then give the milk to the...

feature

March 2013

Celan Reads Japanese

Yoko Tawada

TR. Susan Bernofsky

feature

March 2013

There are some who claim that ‘good’ literature is actually untranslatable.  Before I could read German, I found this...

Art

June 2015

Sisterhood

Chelsea Hogue

Art

June 2015

A woman appears onscreen. Her hair is short. While the film is black and white, by the colour gradations...

 

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