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Publisher Comments:

New York is the city that never sleeps. This luminous book peels back the cover of darkness over the city as it hums along in the night, revealing a hidden world populated by the thousands of women and men who work and live the nightshift. Written with beauty and grace, Nightshift NYC weaves together cultural critique, vivid reportage, and arresting photographs to trace the inverted logic of the city at night. Russell Leigh Sharman and Cheryl Harris Sharman spent a year interviewing and shadowing fry cooks and coffee jockeys, train conductors, cab hacks, and dozens of others who keep the city running when the sun goes down. Investigating familiar places such diners and delis, they explore some less familiar ones as welland#151;taking us on a walking tour of homelessness in Manhattan, onto a fishing boat out of Brooklyn, and into other little-known corners of the night. Traveling past the threshold of voyeurism into the lives of real people, they depict a social space entirely apartand#151;one that is highly structured and inherently subversive. Together, these stories open a compelling view on contemporary urban life and, along the way, reveal the soul of the city itself.

Synopsis:

"Poetically written, sympathetic, and engaging, Nightshift NYC opens up an unexplored world of the experiences of those who work at night in New York. An excellent read."and#151;Kirin Narayan, author of My Family and Other Saints

About the Author

Russell Leigh Sharman, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Brooklyn College, is author of The Tenants of East Harlem (UC Press). Cheryl Harris Sharman is a writer and researcher whose work has appeared in The Lancet, the Miami Herald, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications.

Table of Contents

PROLOGUE: Nightfall

ONE: One Big Family

TWO: Iand#8217;ll Take My Chances on the Nightshift

THREE: Our Own Little City

FOUR: A Stillness

FIVE: Stay Awake

SIX: You Have to Give Up Something

SEVEN: Fulfilling My Dreams

EIGHT: I Donand#8217;t Know Where Is the Keys

NINE: All Night on the Street

TEN: Call It a Night

ELEVEN: I Just Work Here

TWELVE: Everyone Is the Same DownThere

THIRTEEN: The Real Hard Core

FOURTEEN: Iand#8217;m Here All Night

FIFTEEN: Night Boat Weekends

SIXTEEN: Night Fishing

SEVENTEEN: Different Fish, Different Places

EIGHTEEN: Here Is Not My Home

EPILOGUE: Daybreak

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520252714
Author:
Sharman, Russell Lei
Publisher:
University of California Press
Photographer:
Hayes, Corey
Author:
Hayes, Corey
Author:
Russell Leigh Sharm
Author:
Sharman, Cheryl Harris
Author:
An
Author:
Sharman, Russell Leigh
Subject:
Night people.
Subject:
Night work.
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
Night work - New York (State) - New York
Subject:
Night people - New York (State) - New York
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 b/w photographs
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.08 lb

Related Subjects

Business » Human Resource Management
Business » Management
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Americana » New York
History and Social Science » Americana » Northeast
History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General

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