Florencia Labiano

Florencia Labiano is a doctoral student at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales in the Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina. Her research interests intersect economic sociology and urban studies in order to address the social production of the “formal” rental housing market in Buenos Aires City. She works with different sources on the inequalities in the residential capital formation and the shiftings on houses regimes of value to make intelligible the supply, offer, and intermediaries’ dynamics since the 1970’s. She makes extensive use of interviews and participant observations to study the moral-economic tension among the requirements and practices developed by landlords and real estate agents to select tenants in the contemporary rental market. More broadly, she seeks to think the coproduction of class, market and city. Florencia holds a B.A. in Sociology from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, where she studied employers’ decisions in the construction industry labor market.

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