Volume 13, Issue 1, 2021
Authors: Estefanía CALO, Raimundo OTERO-ENRÍQUEZ, Alberto RODRÍGUEZ-BARCÓN
DISCOURSES ON SPAIN’S HOUSING CRISIS: A TYPOLOGICAL PROPOSAL
The recent economic crisis has had serious consequences on the housing system, making it necessary to rethink housing in our society from a multidisciplinary and multi-methodological point of view. Purely quantitative studies are insufficient to analyse the structural and social aspects of housing: it is necessary to define concepts, extent approaches and to understand that residential studies should also resort to qualitative analyses to achieve a further understanding of the situation. This paper is based on the analysis of 35 focused interviews about Spain’s housing crisis. The results show that there are only two discursive types: a critical discourse and a conservative discourse. In the dialectical confrontation of both views, some key factors for understanding the housing market are left out, which may lead to a new crisis scenario.