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Race Brokers – Housing Markets and Segregation in 21st Century Urban America - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Race Brokers: Housing Markets and Segregation in 21st Century Urban America

Elizabeth Korver-Glenn


This book examines how housing market professionals—including housing developers, real estate agents, mortgage lenders, and appraisers—construct twenty-first-century urban housing markets in ways that contribute to or undermine racial segregation. Drawing on extensive ethnographic and interview data collected in Houston, Texas, the book shows that housing market professionals play a key role in connecting people—or refusing to connect people—to housing resources and opportunities. They make these brokering decisions through reference to racist or equitable, people-affirming ideas. Typically, W ... More

Keywords: racial segregation, racism, housing market, neighborhood inequality, housing development, real estate brokerage, mortgage lending, appraisals, Houston, fair housing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190063863
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190063863.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Korver-Glenn, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of New Mexico

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