Manufactured Insecurity is the first book of its kind to provide an in-depth investigation of the social, legal, geo-spatial, and market forces that intersect to create housing insecurity for an entire class of low-income residents.
Drawing on rich ethnographic data before, during, and after mobile home park closures and community-wide evictions in Florida and Texas, the two states with the largest mobile home populations, Manufactured Insecurity forces social scientists and policymakers to respond to a fundamental question: how do the poor access and retain secure housing in the face of widespread poverty, deepening inequality, and scarce legal protection? The book makes important contributions to urban sociology, housing studies, public policy, planning, and social inequality, among others, and provides a broader understanding of poverty and social welfare in the U.S. today.
In Defense of Presidential Libraries: Why the Failure to Build an Obama Library Is Bad for Democracy
There will be no Barack Obama Presidential Library. Think about that for a moment. Let it sink in. The nation’s first African American president will not have a presidential library administered by …Read More >