Nightshift NYC

Nightshift NYC

Book - 2008
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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 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 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.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008.
ISBN: 9780520252714
0520252713
Branch Call Number: 974.71 SHARMAN
Characteristics: 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sharman, Cheryl Harris
Alternative Title: Nightshift New York City

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VRMurphy
Sep 03, 2014

Nothing startlingly new here, but interesting slices of life.

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