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The Resource Survival Math

Survival Math

Label
Survival Math
Title
Survival Math
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Summary
An electrifying, dazzlingly written reckoning and an essential addition to the national conversation about race and class, Survival Math takes its name from the calculations award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson made to survive the Portland, Oregon of his youth.This dynamic book explores gangs and guns, near-death experiences, sex work, masculinity, composite fathers, the concept of "hustle," and the destructive power of addiction—all framed within the story of Jackson, his family, and his community. Lauded for its breathtaking pace, its tender portrayals, its stark candor, and its luminous style, Survival Math reveals on every page the searching intellect and originality of its author. The primary narrative, focused on understanding the antecedents of Jackson's family's experience, is complemented by poems composed from historical American documents as well as survivor files, which feature photographs and riveting short narratives of several of Jackson's male relatives. The sum of Survival Math's parts is a highly original whole, one that reflects on the exigencies—over generations—that have shaped the lives of so many disenfranchised Americans. As essential as it is beautiful, as real as it is artful, Mitchell S. Jackson's nonfiction debut is a singular achievement, not to be missed
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Jackson, Mitchell
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Label
Survival Math
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:7be51383-58d6-4a35-9408-6b47349ced40
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501131745
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Survival Math
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7be51383-58d6-4a35-9408-6b47349ced40
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501131745
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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