Political thought in a student housing Co-operative

  • Ella Boland


This ethnography came out of a project by pre-honours Social Anthropology students, studying the space of the Edinburgh Student Housing Co-Operative in the beginning of 2020. I spent time renovating the basement with members of the Co-Operative and spoke with them about the political leanings of members, as the public perception of the Co-Operative is that it is based on socialist ideologies. I describe my time at the Co-Operative and discuss the methodologies I used to gain data. Finally, I conclude with a discussion of the role politics plays in the decision to become a member of the Co-Operative.

How to Cite
Boland, E. (2023). Political thought in a student housing Co-operative. Re:Think - a Journal of Creative Ethnography, 4(1). Retrieved from http://journals.ed.ac.uk/rethink/article/view/8079
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