Subprime Cities: The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets

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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