The sum of the people : how the census has shaped nations, from the ancient world to the modern age / Andrew Whitby.

By: Whitby, Andrew, 1981- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Basic Books, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Edition: First editionDescription: ix, 356 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781541619340; 154161934XSubject(s): CensusDDC classification: 310.9 LOC classification: HA29 | .W495 2020
Contents:
Prologue: Where counting really counts -- The book of numbers -- Political arithmetic -- A punch photograph -- Paper people -- A world census -- The uncounted -- The transparent citizen.
Summary: A 3,000-year history of the census chronicles the practices of the ancient world through the Supreme Court rulings of today, examining how censuses have been used as tools of democracy, exclusion and mass surveillance.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-335) and index.

Prologue: Where counting really counts -- The book of numbers -- Political arithmetic -- A punch photograph -- Paper people -- A world census -- The uncounted -- The transparent citizen.

A 3,000-year history of the census chronicles the practices of the ancient world through the Supreme Court rulings of today, examining how censuses have been used as tools of democracy, exclusion and mass surveillance.

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