Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development, Second Edition Pdf

Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development, Second Edition

Number of page: 240
Author: Kevin Fox Gotham
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438449449
Category: Business & Economics

Updated second edition examining how the real estate nindustry and federal housing policy have facilitated the development of racial nresidential segregation.Traditional explanations of metropolitan ndevelopment and urban racial segregation have emphasized the role of consumer ndemand and market dynamics. In the first edition of Race, Real Estate, and nUneven Development Kevin Fox Gotham reexamined the assumptions behind these nexplanations and offered a provocative new thesis. Using the Kansas City nmetropolitan area as a case study, Gotham provided both quantitative and nqualitative documentation of the role of the real estate industry and the nFederal Housing Administration, demonstrating how these institutions have npromulgated racial residential segregation and uneven development. Gotham nchallenged contemporary explanations while providing fresh insights into the nracialization of metropolitan space, the interlocking dimensions of class and nrace in metropolitan development, and the importance of analyzing housing as a nsystem of social stratification. In this second edition, he includes new nmaterial that explains the racially unequal impact of the subprime real estate ncrisis that began in late 2007, and explains why racial disparities in housing nand lending remain despite the passage of fair housing laws and nantidiscrimination statutes.Praise for the First nEdition“This work challenges the notion that demographic change nand residential patterns are ‘natural’ or products of free market choices … [it] ncontributes greatly to our understanding of how real estate interests shaped the nhyper-segregation of American cities, and how government agencies[,] including nschool districts, worked in tandem to further demark the separate and unequal nworlds in metropolitan life.” — H-Net Reviews (H-Education)“A nhallmark of this book is its fine-grained analysis of just how specific nactivities of realtors, the FHA program, and members of the local school board ncontributed to the residential segregation of blacks in twentieth century urban nAmerica. A process Gotham labels the ‘racialization of urban space’—the social nconstruction of urban neighborhoods that links race, place, behavior, culture, nand economic factors—has led white residents, realtors, businessmen, bankers, nland developers, and school board members to act in ways that restricted housing nfor blacks to specific neighborhoods in Kansas City, as well as in other ncities.” — Philip Olson, University of Missouri–Kansas City“This is a nbook which is greatly needed in the field. Gotham integrates, using historical ndata, the involvement of the real estate industry and the collusion of the nfederal government in the manufacturing of racially biased housing practices .nHis work advances the struggle for civil rights by showing that solving the nproblem of racism is not as simple as banning legal discrimination, but rather nneeds to address the institutional practices at all levels of the real estate nindustry.” — Talmadge Wright, author of Out of Place: Homeless nMobilizations, Subcities, and Contested Landscapes

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