The Sociology and Geography of Mortgage Markets: Reflections on the Financial Crisis


  • A first draft of this introduction was written while the author was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University, New York. The guest editor of the ‘Symposium on The Sociology and Geography of Mortgage Markets’ would like to thank the editors of this journal for making this symposium possible. Four referees have provided useful comments that have significantly improved this introduction and the other articles in this symposium.

Manuel B. Aalbers (, Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies (AMIDSt), University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Prinsengracht 130, 1018 VZ, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.