Community, home, and identity are concepts that have concerned scholars in a variety of fields for some time. Legal scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, and economists, among others, have studied the impacts of home and community on one's identity and how one's identity is manifested in one's home and in one's community. This volume brings together some of the leading thinkers about the connections between community, home and identity. Several chapters address how the law and lawyers contribute (or detract) from the creation and maintenance of community and, in some cases, the conscious destruction of communities. Others examine the protection of individual and group identities through rules related to property title and use of such things as Home and 'identity property'.
About the Author
Michael Diamond is Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center where he is the Director of Georgetown’s Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development and directs its Housing and Community Development Clinic. He also teaches Corporations and Property. He has published extensively on these and related subjects.
Terry L. Turnipseed is Associate Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law. His research interests include eminent domain, sexual individual rights, spousal property rights upon death, trust fiduciary law, and transfer taxation. Teaching interests include voting rights, eminent domain, property, wills and trusts, estate planning, and estate and gift taxation. He has published widely in these and related areas.
Allison Brownell Tirres, Antonia Layard, Michael Diamond, Susan Bright, Nicholas Hopkins, David J. Reiss, Vincent Di Lorenzo, Sarah E. Waldeck, Andrew Hayward.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; Bordered lands: land use, legal culture and community development in the 19th-century Southwest, Allison Brownell Tirres; Shaping the place' and the ability to exclude: housing and localism in England, Antonia Layard; De-concentrating poverty: de-constructing a theory and the failure of hope, Michael Diamond; Evaluating the legal models of affordable home ownership in England, Susan Bright and Nicholas Hopkins; Foundations of federal housing policy, David J. Reiss; Evolving ethical standards in property law: a study of regulatory perspectives toward home mortgage lending transactions, Vincent Di Lorenzo; Identity property and the inheritance of family cottages, Sarah E. Waldeck; The 'context' of home: cohabitation and ownership disputes in England and Wales, Andrew Hayward; Bibliography; Index.