The Yale Undergraduate Research Journal


!is paper utilizes case studies in resistance to housing insecurity and neoliberalism to demonstrate the successful combinations of everyday resistance with collective action. Presenting the case studies as illustrations of two modes of analysis (Feminist Everyday International Political Economy and Marxism) previously thought of as somewhat contradictory, this paper argues that these models can strengthen one another. Using the examples of the Moms 4 Housing movement to resist gentrification and affordability crisis in Oakland, CA, and the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH) that followed the Spanish housing and eviction crises, this paper addresses the possibility to combine the structural with the everyday. Attention is called to everyday, visual representations of gentrification through popular culture and “gentrification architecture.” Ultimately, this paper presents exciting possibilities for combining everyday politics with structural approaches to build effective collective action from the bottom-up.