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Nightshift NYC

ISBN-10: 0520252713

ISBN-13: 9780520252714

Edition: 2008

Authors: Russell Leigh Sharman, Cheryl Harris Sharman, Corey Hayes

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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 NYCweaves 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 well--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 apart--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.
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 244
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

PROLOGUE: Nightfall
One Big Family
I'll Take My Chances on the Nightshift
Our Own Little City
A Stillness
Stay Awake
You Have to Give Up Something
Fulfilling My Dreams
I Don't Know Where Is the Keys
All Night on the Street
Call It a Night
I Just Work Here
Everyone Is the Same DownThere
The Real Hard Core
I'm Here All Night
Night Boat Weekends
Night Fishing
Different Fish, Different Places
Here Is Not My Home
Epilogue: Daybreak