About the book
Race Brokers: Housing Markets and Segregation in 21st Century Urban America
Why do American cities remain racially segregated well into the 21st century? Race Brokers: Housing Markets and Segregation in 21st Century Urban America answers this question by examining how and why real estate industries and professionals infuse the housing market exchange process with racism. In doing so, the book challenges and extends existing theoretical and empirical work on racial segregation—one of the bedrocks of racialized economic inequalities in the U.S.
Drawing on an extensive body of data collected in Houston, TX, including more than 100 in-depth interviews with housing market professionals and consumers and a year of ethnographic observation among real estate agents, housing developers, and other professionals, Race Brokers highlights routine individual and industry-level practices and processes that interweave racist-and-classist ideologies, sustaining a contemporary housing market that depends on and feeds racially divided urban landscapes. Race Brokers uses these practices and processes to generate multiple pathways for policy interventions that can help ameliorate the inequities real estate professionals and industries (re)create.
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Elizabeth Korver-Glenn, Ph.D., is assistant professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her award-winning research examines the causes and consequences of racial, gender, and class inequalities in housing markets as well as policies that can mitigate such inequities.
For up-to-date information on her scholarship, visit her website at http://www.elizabethkorverglenn.com.
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