Special issue: Foreclosure Crisis in the United States, Vol. 40-3



Edited by Adalberto Aguirre, Jr., and Ellen Reese.

This issue focuses on the various ways in which the real estate foreclosure crisis affected families and communities in the United States. The crisis, created by the contradictions of global financial capitalism, transformed many neighborhoods and communities into empty wastelands and was especially devastating to black and Latino/a families. Contributions to this special issue focus on how the home foreclosure crisis forever changed the American Dream of home ownership. The issue assesses the health and safety impacts of the crisis, as well as strategies for organizing and making banks pay.

Table of Contents

Editors’ Introduction: Foreclosure Crisis in the United States:
Families and Communities at Risk
 (free pdf download)
Adalberto Aguirre, Jr., and Ellen Reese

The Foreclosure Crisis, the American Dream, and Minority Households in the United States: A Descriptive Profile
Adalberto Aguirre, Jr., and Rubén O. Martinez

Blueprint for the American Dream? A Critical Discourse Analysis of Presidential Remarks
on Minority Homeownership
Vanesa Estrada Correa

The Foreclosure Crisis and Neighborhood Sentiments: Learning from Las Vegas
Christie D. Batson, Barbara G. Brents, Candace Griffith, and Robert Futrell

The Impacts of Foreclosure on Collective Efficacy and Civic Engagement: Findings from
Two Central California Communities
Simón E. Weffer, Dari Sylvester, James Mullooly, Alex Leigh Parnell, Rafael Maravilla, and Nicholas Lau

Losing a Home to Mortgage Foreclosure: Temporary Setback or Chronic Stressor?
Ariane Prohaska and Bronwen Lichtenstein

Defending Homes and Making Banks Pay: California’s Home Defenders League
Ellen Reese

Political Cynicism and the Foreclosure Crisis
J. Gregg Robinson

From the Editor: Reflections on 40 Years of Social Justice
Gregory Shank



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