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082 04 388.1|223
100 1 Mask, Deirdre,|eauthor.
245 14 The address book :|bwhat street addresses reveal about
identity, race, wealth, and power /|cDeirdre Mask.
250 First edition.
264 1 New York :|bSt. Martin's Press,|c2020.
300 1 online resource.
338 online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 Introduction: Why do street addresses matter? -- Kolkata :
how can street addresses transform the slums? -- Haiti :
could street addresses stop an epidemic? -- Rome : how did
the ancient Romans navigate? -- London : where do street
names come from? -- Vienna : what can house numbers teach
us about power? -- Philadelphia : why do Americans love
numbered streets? -- Korea and Japan : must streets be
named? -- Iran : why do street names follow revolutions? -
- Berlin : what do Nazi street names tell us about
Vergangenheitsbewältigung? -- Hollywood, Florida : why
can't Americans stop arguing about Confederate street
names? -- St. Louis : what do Martin Luther King Jr.
Streets reveal about race in America? -- South Africa :
who belongs on South Africa's street signs? -- Manhattan :
how much is a street name worth? -- Homelessness : how do
you live without an address? -- Conclusion: The future :
are street addresses doomed?
520 "An exuberant work of popular history: the story of how
streets got their names and houses their numbers, and why
something as seemingly mundane as an address can save
lives or enforce power. 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. Addresses arose out of a grand Enlightenment
project to name and number the streets, but they are also
a way for people to be identified and tracked by those in
power. As Deirdre Mask explains, the practice of numbering
houses was popularized in eighteenth-century Vienna by
Maria Theresa, leader of the Hapsburg Empire, to tax her
subjects and draft them into her military. In many parts
of the world, your address can reveal your race and class,
causing them to be a shorthand for snobbery or
discrimination. In this wide-ranging and remarkable book,
Mask looks at the fate of streets named after Martin
Luther King, Jr., the wayfinding means of ancient Romans,
how Nazis haunt the streets of modern Germany, and why
numbered streets dominate in America but not in Europe.
The flipside of having an address is not having one, and
we see what that means for millions of people today,
including those who live in the slums of Kolkata, on the
streets of London, or in post-earthquake Haiti. 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"--|cProvided by
588 0 Print version record.
650 0 Street addresses|xSocial aspects.
650 0 Street names|xSocial aspects.
650 7 HISTORY / Modern / General.|2bisacsh
650 7 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Demography.|2bisacsh
650 7 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity.
655 4 Electronic books.
710 2 OverDrive, Inc.,|edistributor.
776 08 |iPrint version:|aMask, Deirdre.|tAddress book.|bFirst
edition.|dNew York : St. Martin's Press, 2020
856 40 |uhttp://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=89&titleId=4754197
|zAn electronic book accessible online