Call for Papers: Critical Issues in Housing, Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, March 2016

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
October 15, 2015
Location: 
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Sociology, Public Policy

CALL FOR PAPERS: CRITICAL ISSUES IN HOUSING

EASTERN SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING (BOSTON, MA, MARCH 17-21, 2016)

Housing remains among the United States’ most enduring social problems. Tensions between the economic and social goals of housing, the role(s) of governments in housing markets, and the ongoing integration of local housing markets into the global economy are reflected in ever-evolving housing problems—affordability, sustainability, segregation, and others. This panel will showcase research on enduring and emerging housing problems in the U.S. and elsewhere—patterns, trends, and possible policy solutions. How do housing problems—broadly defined—contribute to social inequalities? What are the contours and impacts of current housing policy? How has the ongoing financialization of housing impacted households, neighborhoods, and regions? How might we envision an alternative housing landscape? What can sociology contribute to critical housing studies and policy? Papers are welcomed on a wide variety of topics related to the sociology of housing, including but not limited to: affordability, sustainability, homeownership, housing finance, homelessness, discrimination, segregation, local housing markets, foreclosures, rental housing, and housing policy. Please submit abstracts to etmolina@brooklyn.cuny.edu by October 15, 2015.

Contact Info: 

Emily Tumpson Molina

Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology

Brooklyn College - City University of New York

etmolina@brooklyn.cuny.edu