Subprime Cities: The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets

Subprime Cities: The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets

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Subprime Cities: The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets by Manuel B. Aalbers

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781444337778
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/17/2012
Series: Studies in Urban and Social Change Series , #55
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Manuel B. Aalbers is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He is the author of Place, Exclusion and Mortgage Markets (2011) and associate editor of the Encyclopedia of Urban Studies (2010).

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