Fireside Reading Series: Yelena Bailey

When:
February 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2021-02-03T19:00:00-06:00
2021-02-03T20:00:00-06:00
Where:
Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Wendy Werdin

Wednesday, February 3rd | 7:00pm
How the Streets Were Made: Housing Segregation and Black Life in America by Yelena Bailey
Nonfiction

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About the Book

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 examined these realities regarding economic and social disparities, this book analyzes the streets through the lens of marketing campaigns, literature, hip-hop, film, and television in order to better understand the cultural meanings associated with the streets.

About the Author

Yelena Bailey, Ph.D. is a writer, researcher, and former professor of English and cultural studies. She enjoys writing about race, power, policy, and culture. Her most recent project is How the Streets Were Made, which 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.


Fireside Reading Series

Great authors by the (virtual) fireside

Wednesdays | January 20th– February 24th, 2021 | FREE
via Zoom
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YouTube Playlist of 2021 Fireside Events

Cozy up in the comfort of your own home for six weeks of readings. Fireside Reading Series, ongoing in partnership with Hamline Midway Library for 27 years, highlights the work of some of Minnesota’s finest writers who have published new work the previous year.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


All Fireside Events

Wednesday, January 20th | 7:00pm
Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang
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Wednesday, January 27th  | 7:00pm
American Gospel 
by Lin Enger
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Wednesday, February 3rd | 7:00pm
How the Streets Were Made: Housing Segregation and Black Life in America 
by Yelena Bailey
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Wednesday, February 10th | 7:00pm
Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays 
by Carolyn Holbrook
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Wednesday, February 17th | 7:00pm
Village of Scoundrels by Margi Preus
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Wednesday, February 24th | 7:00pm
Little Big Bully by Heid Erdrich
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