Social and Psychological Dimensions of Personal Debt and the Debt Industry

  • Serdar M. Değirmencioğlu
  • Carl Walker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Carl Walker, Serdar M. Değirmencioğlu
      Pages 1-15
  3. Austerity, Financialisation and Serial Asset Extraction: Understanding Institutionalised Suffering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Darrin Hodgetts, Emily Garden, Shiloh Groot, Kerry Chamberlain
      Pages 19-38
    3. Daniel G. Cooper, Bradley D. Olson
      Pages 39-60
    4. Aïda Ballester, Moisés Carmona, Rubén David Fernández, Ana González, Johanna Jiménez, Elies Martínez et al.
      Pages 84-100
    5. Alexandra Papamichail, Petros Mizamidis
      Pages 101-119
  4. The Public Face of the Debt Industry: Discourse and Wellbeing

  5. Political Histories of Personal Debt: Managed Decline, the Debt Industry and Wellbeing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Dolores S. Miranda Gierbolini, Ida de Jesús Collazo
      Pages 241-255
    3. Douglas Marlon Arévalo Mira
      Pages 256-267
    4. Carl Walker
      Pages 288-297
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 298-304

About this book


An understanding of personal debt requires an understanding of the complex social systems that produce poverty. By drawing upon international perspectives, this book investigates why more and more people are in debt, why it is causing so much mental distress and exactly who is benefiting from what has become the world's number one growth industry.


Personal debt mental health international social psychological credit loan mortgage economic crisis community psychology development foreclosure Community Psychology crisis growth happiness poverty psychology stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Serdar M. Değirmencioğlu
    • 1
  • Carl Walker
    • 2
  1. 1.Doğuş UniversityTurkey
  2. 2.University of BrightonUK

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