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The New American Suburb

Poverty, Race and the Economic Crisis

Edited by Katrin B. Anacker

© 2015 – Routledge

310 pages

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Hardback: 9781409442592
pub: 2015-02-28
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The majority of Americans live in suburbs and until about a decade or so ago, most suburbs had been assumed to be non-Hispanic White, affluent, and without problems. However, recent data have shown that there are changing trends among U.S. suburbs. This book provides timely analyses of current suburban issues by utilizing recently published data from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey to address key themes including suburban poverty; racial and ethnic change and suburban decline; suburban foreclosures; and suburban policy.


"[T]his book will be a useful addition to the shelf of any scholars interested in the changing socio-economic and cultural patterns of US suburbia. Many of the individual chapters could find their way into the reading packs for US urban studies courses. The suburbs of the US are increasingly socio-economically and ethno-culturally diverse and this book provides helpful testament to their ongoing fissures and ruptures."

Jago Dodson, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Australia, Housing Studies

About the Editor

Katrin B. Anacker is Associate Professor at George Mason University's School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, Arlington, VA, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography