Subprime Cities: The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets

Subprime Cities: The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets

Editor(s): Manuel B. Aalbers

Published Online: 17 FEB 2012 02:34AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444337761

Online ISBN: 9781444347456

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347456

About this Book

Subprime Cities: The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets presents a collection of works from social scientists that offer insights into mortgage markets and the causes, effects, and aftermath of the recent 'subprime' mortgage crisis.

  • Provides an even-handed and detailed analysis of mortgage markets and the recent housing crisis
  • Features contributions from various social scientists with expertise in critical social theories who have assembled and analyzed detailed empirical information
  • Offers a unique and powerful rebuttal to many of the misleading popular explanations of the crisis and its aftermath
  • Reveals how racial minorities and the neighbourhoods inhabited by them are more likely to be targeted by subprime and predatory lenders

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

  2. Part II: The Political Economy of the Mortgage Market

  3. Part III: Cities, Race, and the Subprime Crisis

  4. Part IV: Conclusion

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