No Place Like Home: Wealth, Community & The Politics of Homeownership
Join us for a talk with Brian McCabe on his new book, which looks at the challenges associated with our commitment to homeownership.
Brian McCabe’s recent book unpacks the challenges of strengthening communities through homeownership as owning a home has emerged as the core vehicle for building wealth in the United States. Tracing the origins of our commitment to homeownership to the early-twentieth century, the book offers a unique perspective on the enduring place homeownership continues to hold in the wake of the housing crisis.
Brian J. McCabe is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. Through his scholarship and teaching, Professor McCabe investigates the structures that contribute to social inequality, especially in American cities. His research offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of cities, combining his training in sociology, geography and public policy to investigate housing policy and other urban issues. Professor McCabe graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 2002. He completed a Masters degree in urban geography at the London School of Economics in 2004 and a PhD in the Sociology Department at New York University in 2011.
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