A new research article reflecting on practices of intergenerational support for homeownership among different generations of families in Milan has now been published online on Sociology and is available at “https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038518798761“. The article explores the meanings and moral reasoning behind the decision to accept (or not) support in context of contemporary discourses surrounding the liquidity and availability of housing and finance. It highlights the moral compromises and emotional negotiations inherent in the giving and receiving of support for housing, contributing to a body of literature concerned with the reproduction of home and family. Furthermore, it stresses the importance of homes and housing assets in mediating dependence and re-affirming family bonds within a family-oriented welfare context, despite conflict, resistance and frustrated aspirations.
Lidia KC Manzo, Oana Druta, Richard Ronald (2018). “Supported Home Ownership and Adult Independence in Milan: The Gilded Cage of Family Housing Gifts and Transfers“ in Sociology 00(0). DOI: 10.1177/0038038518798761