On the Make: The Hustle of Urban Nightlife

On the Make: The Hustle of Urban Nightlife

by David Grazian
     
 

David Grazian’s 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

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Overview

David Grazian’s 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 exposé of the smoke and mirrors employed in the city at night.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226305677
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1          Friday Night in Philadelphia: The Art of the Hustle
2          Dynamic Imagineering: The Staging of Urban Nightlife
3          Spin Control: Public Relations and Reality Marketing
4          Winning Bar: Nightlife as a Sporting Ritual
5          In the Company of Men: The Girl Hunt and the Myth of the Pickup
6          Hustling the Hustlers: Challenging the Girl Hunt
7          Where the Action Is: Storytelling and the Imagination of Risk
8          Smoke and Mirrors: The Experience of Urban Nightlife

Acknowledgments
Appendix: Research Methods  
Notes
Index

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