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

By Manuel B. Aalbers

Subprime towns: The Political financial system of loan Markets offers a suite of works from social scientists that provide insights into loan markets and the motives, results, and aftermath of the new 'subprime' loan predicament.

  • Provides an even-handed and specified research of personal loan markets and the new housing crisis
  • Features contributions from numerous social scientists with services in severe social theories who've assembled and analyzed distinctive empirical information
  • Offers a distinct and strong rebuttal to a few of the deceptive renowned factors of the challenge and its aftermath
  • Reveals how racial minorities and the neighbourhoods inhabited by way of them usually tend to be distinct through subprime and predatory lenders

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Lee (1995) Place your bets: towards an understanding of globalisation, socio-financial engineering and competition within a financial centre. Urban Studies 32(2): 329–44. L. and J. Yinger (2002) The Color of Credit: Mortgage Discrimination, Research Methodology, and Fair-Lending Enforcement. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Sassen, S. (2001) The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo. Second edition. Princeton: Princeton University Press. M. (2009) Subprime nation: American power, global finance and the housing bubble.

In a finance-led regime of accumulation (Boyer 2000) risks that were once limited to a specific actor in the production–consumption chain become risks for all of the actors involved in that industry. In such a regime, the rules and logics of Wall Street are increasingly becoming the rules and logics outside Wall Street: on Main Street and anywhere else. It also involves the increasing integration and simultaneous expansion of different financial sub-markets; for example, the mortgage market and the securitization market.

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