On the Make
The Hustle of Urban Nightlife
By (author) David Grazian
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On the Make by David Grazian
Book DescriptionDavid 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 expose of the smoke and mirrors employed in the city at night.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226305677
(55mm x 85mm x 24mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Grazian
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On the Make, Paperback (May 2011)
Takes you on a tour of downtown Philadelphia and its newly bustling nightlife scene that reveals the city as an urban playground where everyone dabbles in games of chance and perpetrates elaborate cons. Including confessional stories, this book is an expose of the smoke and mirrors employed in the city at night.
Blue Chicago, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by David Grazian
Takes us inside the world of urban blues clubs to uncover how iconic - yet empty - images of the blues are manufactured and sold to music fans and audiences. Drawing on many nights in dozens of blues clubs throughout Chicago, the author shows how this quest for authenticity transformed the very shape of the blues experience.
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Author Biography - David Grazian
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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