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How the streets were made : housing segregation and black life in America  Cover Image E-book E-book

How the streets were made : housing segregation and black life in America

Bailey, Yelena (author.).

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  • OCLC: on1200307162
  • ISBN: 1469660601
  • ISBN: 9781469660608
  • ISBN: 146966061X
  • ISBN: 9781469660615
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 208 pages) : illustrations.
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  • Published: Chapel Hill :University of North Carolina Press,[2020].
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2020].

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: How the streets were made -- The secret of selling the Negro: the creation of black urban consumerism -- From the street to the streets: black literary production and urban space -- Music born of the streets: hip hop's articulations of urban life and identity -- A hood genre: visualizing the streets in TV and film.
Summary: "In this book, Yelena Bailey examines the creation of 'the streets' not just as a physical, racialized space produced by segregationist policies but also as a sociocultural entity that has influenced our understanding of blackness in America for decades. Drawing from fields such as media studies, literary studies, history, sociology, film studies, and music studies, this book engages in an interdisciplinary analysis of the how the streets have shaped contemporary perceptions of black identity, community, violence, spending habits, and belonging"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: African Americans -- Economic conditions -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-
African Americans -- Social life and customs
Segregation -- United States -- History
African Americans -- Segregation

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