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How the Streets Were Made: Housing Segregation and Black Life in America

Yelena Bailey


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. Where historical and sociological research has e ... More

Keywords: “The Streets”, Racialized space, Belonging, Identity, Violence, Community, Segregationist, Blackness, Cultural meanings, Media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469660592
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660592.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yelena Bailey, author
State of Minnesota's Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board