‘Mortgaged lives’: the biopolitics of debt and housing financialisation1

@article{GarcaLamarca2016MortgagedLT,
  title={‘Mortgaged lives’: the biopolitics of debt and housing financialisation1},
  author={Melissa Garc{\'i}a-Lamarca and M. Kaika},
  journal={Transactions},
  year={2016},
  volume={41},
  pages={313 - 327}
}
The paper expands the conceptual framework within which we examine mortgage debt by reconceptualising mortgages as a biotechnology: a technology of power over life that forges an intimate relationship between global financial markets, everyday life and human labour. Taking seriously the materiality of mortgage contracts as a means of forging new embodied practices of financialisation, we urge for the need to move beyond a policy‐ and macroeconomics‐based analysis of housing financialisation. We… Expand
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