On the Make: The Hustle of Urban Nightlife (Google eBook)

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University of Chicago Press, Sep 15, 2008 - Social Science - 296 pages
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David Grazianís riveting tour of downtown Philadelphia and its newly bustling nightlife scene reveals the city as an urban playground where everyone dabbles in games of chance and perpetrates elaborate cons. Entertainment in the city has evolved into a professional industry replete with set designers, stage directors, and method actors whose dazzling illusions tempt even the shrewdest of customers. As entertaining and illuminating as the confessional stories it recounts, On the Make is a fascinating exposť of the smoke and mirrors employed in the city at night.

  

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His interest in club life undiminished, sociologist Grazian (Blue Chicago: The Search for Authenticity in Urban Blues Clubs) ventures into after-hours Philadelphia for a dishy yet savvy tell-all that ... Read full review

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highly recommended for anyone who lives in philly. a bit dry at parts but that's expected. it made me want to people watch at bars actually. Read full review

Contents

The Art of the Hustle
1
The Staging of Urban Nightlife
29
Public Relations and Reality Marketing
63
Nightlife as a Sporting Ritual
93
The Girl Hunt and the Mythof the Pickup
134
Challenging the Girl Hunt
161
Storytelling and the Imagination of Risk
198
The Experience of Urban Nightlife
224
Acknowledgments
235
Research Methods
237
Notes
243
Index
277
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David Grazian is associate professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Blue Chicago: The Search for Authenticity in Urban Blues Clubs, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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