Family & Lifestyle

No Place Like Home: Wealth, Community and the Politics of Home-ownership

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Jan 4, 2018 5:00 pm
  • 52:37

Brian McCabe, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. Teaches courses on urban studies, neighborhood inequalities and quantitative methods for social research. For decades, owning a home has been a major status symbol, and for most Americans, it is the most important and largest financial investment of their lives. It also provides individuals and families with a sense of community. However, how have our nation’s various housing crises, changed the meaning of homeownership? And how has the need for perfectly crafted communities become a source of residential segregation? Dr. Brian McCabe, author of, No Place Like Home: Wealth, Community and the Politics of Homeownership. Dr. McCabe analyzes the challenges of homeownership as it continues to be the main drive for building wealth in the United States. Dr. McCabe shares his research involving the ideology of homeownership and community.