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The Asset Economy


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Asset Logics
3. The Making of the Asset Economy
4. New Class Realities
5. Conclusion

About the Author

Lisa Adkins is Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney.
Melinda Cooper is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Sydney.
Martijn Konings is Professor of Political Economy and Social Theory at the University of Sydney.


AAdkins, Cooper and Konings make a timely and persuasive attack on generational and electoral understandings of contemporary class conflict and class reproduction. This is a must read for understanding the politics around the increasingly Minsky-like dynamics of the housing market.A
Herman Mark Schwartz, University of Virginia

AIn teasing out the logic of the booming asset economy, Lisa Adkins and her co-authors A brilliantly update the analysis of class and inequality for the twenty-first century. This outstanding book will prove a vital point of reference to academics, students, and the wider public.A
Mike Savage, London School of Economics

AA timely, engaging and important book. If treated with the seriousness it deserves,A The Asset EconomyA should set the agenda for future socio-logical studies of class and inequality concerned with their economic reproduction.A

AThis book offers an important and timely analytical lens by which we can better theorize the growth of contemporary inequality and exploitation.A
Uneven Earth

Aa highly readable and timely interventionA
LSE Review of Books

AThe book is an enjoyable read while persuasively and concisely unpacking the very foundations underpinning current societal challenges of inequality. A must read, not only for scholars interested in housing and the political economy of drivers of inequality, but highly recommended for all those implicated in the socio-economic structure it unpacks A in other words, everyone.A
International Journal of Housing Policy

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