Understanding the Financial Crisis

Sociology of the Crisis

  • "Steven R. Holloway & Elvin K. Wyly, “‘The Color of Money’ Expanded: Geographically Contingent Mortgage Lending in Atlanta,” Journal of Housing Research 12:55-90 (2001).
  • Dan Immergluck & Geoff Smith, “The Impact of Single-Family Mortgage Foreclosures on Neighborhood Crime,” Housing Studies 21:851-866 (2006) (available as PDF).
  • Massey, Douglas, “Racial Discrimination in Housing: A Moving Target,” Social Problems 52:148-151 (2005).
  • Douglas Massey & Nancy Denton, American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass, Cambridge: Harvard University Press (1993).
  • Gregory D. Squires & Charis E. Kubrin, Privileged Places: Race, Residence, and the Structure of Opportunity, Boulder, Co: Lynne Rienner Publishers (2008).
  • María B. Velez, “Residential Bank Loans and the Racial Patterning of Crime: A Study of Chicago Neighborhoods,” Under review at Social Science Quarterly.
    (available PDF at http://lawlibrary.unm.edu/fincrisis/velez2008.pdf.
  • Richard Williams, Reynold Nesiba, & Eileen Diaz Mcconnell, “The Changing Face of Inequality in Home Mortgage Lending,” Social Problems 52(2):181-2008 (2005).
  • The Woodstock Institute is a Chicago-based policy and advocacy nonprofit that works locally, nationally, and internationally to promote community reinvestment and economic development in lower-income and minority communities.
  • The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) was formed in 1990 by national, regional, and local organizations to develop and harness the collective energies of community reinvestment organizations from across the country so as to increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities.
  • The Lewis Mumford Center for Urban and Regional Research is a great center that provides a multitude of resources including lots of information on residential segregation.
  • Dan Immergluck & Geoff Smith, “The Impact of Single-family Mortgage Foreclosures on Neighborhood Crime,” Housing Studies, Vol. 21, No. 6, 851–866 (2006).