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The Resource No place like home : wealth, community, and the politics of homeownership, Brian J. McCabe

No place like home : wealth, community, and the politics of homeownership, Brian J. McCabe

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No place like home : wealth, community, and the politics of homeownership
Title
No place like home
Title remainder
wealth, community, and the politics of homeownership
Statement of responsibility
Brian J. McCabe
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While Americans often believe that owning a home serves as a tool for building stronger communities and crafting better citizens, this book argues that these long-standing beliefs about the public benefits of homeownership are deeply mischaracterized. As owning a home has emerged as the most important way to build wealth in the United States, it has also reshaped the way citizens become involved in their communities. Rather than engaging as public-spirited stewards of civic life, the book argues that homeowners often engage in local politics as a way to protect their property values. This civic engagement, the book argues, contributes to the politics of exclusion. It keeps particular citizens from gaining access to high-opportunity neighborhoods and reinforces patterns of residential segregation. It often marginalizes renters from participation in public life, and it equates property values with the common good. Through an analysis of the politics of homeownership, this book asks readers to reconsider the power of homeownership to strengthen citizenship and build better communities.--
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McCabe, Brian J
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Home ownership
  • Community development
  • Wealth
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No place like home : wealth, community, and the politics of homeownership, Brian J. McCabe
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-206) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17829574
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780190270452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918762778
Label
No place like home : wealth, community, and the politics of homeownership, Brian J. McCabe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17829574
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780190270452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918762778

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