9781250134769-1250134765-The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power

The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power

ISBN-13: 9781250134769
ISBN-10: 1250134765
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Mask, Deirdre
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781250134769
ISBN-10: 1250134765
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Mask, Deirdre
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mask, Deirdre wrote The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power comprising 336 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1250134765 and 9781250134769. Since then The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.21 or rent at the marketplace.

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An extraordinary debut in the tradition of classic works from authors such as Mark Kurlansky, Mary Roach, and Rose George.

An exuberant and insightful work of popular history of how streets got their names, houses their numbers, and what it reveals about class, race, power, and identity.

When most people think about street addresses, if they think of them at all, it is in their capacity to ensure that the postman can deliver mail or a traveler won’t get lost. But street addresses were not invented to help you find your way; they were created to find you. In many parts of the world, your address can reveal your race and class.

In this wide-ranging and remarkable book, Deirdre Mask looks at the fate of streets named after Martin Luther King Jr., the wayfinding means of ancient Romans, and how Nazis haunt the streets of modern Germany. The flipside of having an address is not having one, and we also see what that means for millions of people today, including those who live in the slums of Kolkata and on the streets of London.

Filled with fascinating people and histories, The Address Book illuminates the complex and sometimes hidden stories behind street names and their power to name, to hide, to decide who counts, who doesn’t―and why.

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