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
Keywords: Urban Politics, financial crisis, housing bubble, banking crisis, lenders, subprime mortgages, urban development