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SLUMBURBIA: a term suggesting a future in which mortgage foreclosures among other crisis transform t

January 29, 2009

Summary: “The full onset of the mortgage foreclosure crisis, coupled with demographic changes, rising fuel prices and a host of other factors means that the suburbs could be on the way out. One analyst has postulated a future in which the suburbs, which once promised so much domestic happiness, are transformed into the new slums, with rampant crime fuelled by poverty and decay. The term ‘slumburbia’ was not far behind” (Dan Glaister http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/apr/28/us.subprime). For more information on the forthcoming Unspinning the Spin: The Women’s Media Center Guide to Accurate, Bias-Free Language, click here.

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