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Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Richard E. Ocejo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Once known for slum-like conditions in its immigrant and working-class neighborhoods, New York City's downtown now features luxury housing, chic boutiques and hotels, and, most notably, a vibrant ... More


Night and Day

Richard E. Ocejo

in Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book examines bars not only as places for sociability, but also as windows for understanding how downtown neighborhoods in New York City like the Lower East Side, East Village, and Bowery have ... More


Growing Nightlife Scenes

Richard E. Ocejo

in Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the role of the local government in influencing economic development and diminishing civic power in city neighborhoods. It begins with an episode from a public forum on ... More


Regulating Nightlife Scenes

Richard E. Ocejo

in Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the issues that arise for policing nightlife scenes. It begins with an episode from one of the special meetings that the police occasionally hold at the precinct for bar owners, ... More


The Bowery and Its Bars

Richard E. Ocejo

in Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter provides a brief social history of the Bowery as told through the transformation of its bars and nightlife. It first examines how bars and nightlife corresponded to and helped along the ... More


Weaving a Nostalgia Narrative

Richard E. Ocejo

in Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the social reasons behind collective action against economic development. In particular, it considers how early gentrifiers construct a “nostalgia narrative” that they use to ... More


Upscaling New York

Richard E. Ocejo

in Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book has examined how bars and nightlife scenes structure and influence life in downtown neighborhoods that have become, through advanced gentrification, upscale destinations for consumers and ... More


Postpunk Desires

Yetta Howard

in Ugly Differences: Queer Female Sexuality in the Underground

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041884
eISBN:
9780252050572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041884.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores underground nightlife in the context of subcultural resistance to normative models of liberation. Ugliness in the chapter is visible as an antagonistically expressed gender and ... More


Urban Outfitters

Jessica M. Barron and Rhys H. Williams

in Urban Church Imagined: Religion, Race, and Authenticity in the City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479877669
eISBN:
9781479802371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877669.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses in more detail the extent to which the congregational culture at Downtown Church is predicated on a sense of fashion and connects with those who are comfortable with cultural ... More


The Cocktail Renaissance

Richard E. Ocejo

in Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691165493
eISBN:
9781400884865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165493.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter talks about how cocktail bartenders are most likely to respect, discuss, and debate the history of their craft and its culture, and recognize its importance in the work they do. Classic ... More


Consuming Italian Americans: Invoking Ethnicity in the Buying and Selling of Guido

Danielle Battisti

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0011
Subject:
History, Economic History

Guido is a youth subculture originating in New York City’s Italian American neighborhoods. This chapter understands Guido as a collective ethnic subject defined by a signature consumption culture or ... More


Wine, Women, and Song

Avron Boretz

in Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the nightlife pursuits of drinking and male carousing. Drinking and carousing are seminal to the construction of masculine identity in China and Taiwan. For the denizens of ... More


Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Daniel Tiffany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Poetry has long been regarded as the least accessible of literary genres. But how much does the obscurity that confounds readers of a poem differ from, say, the slang that seduces listeners of ... More


Quitting Time

Peter C. Baldwin

in In the Watches of the Night: Life in the Nocturnal City, 1820-1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226036021
eISBN:
9780226036038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036038.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the work and leisure in American cities during the 1800s. It explains that urban work regimens created a double life for young workers, a day of confined drudgery and an evening ... More


Flash Crib: A Genealogy of Modern Nightlife

Daniel Tiffany

in Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores how the tradition of English poetry harbors a kind of rude song—a fugitive lyric—written in the jargon of the demimonde, garbled and misplaced by design, which draws the reader ... More


She is Cuba: A Genealogy of the Mulata Body

Melissa Blanco Borelli

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199968169
eISBN:
9780190274757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968169.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

She is Cuba: A Genealogy of the Mulata Body traces the history of the Cuban mulata and her association with hips, sensuality and popular dance. It examines how the mulata choreographs her racialised ... More


The Rise of Flamenquismo in Madrid, 1888–1898

Samuel Llano

in Discordant Notes: Marginality and Social Control in Madrid, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780199392469
eISBN:
9780199392490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199392469.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter analyzes the impact on the population of the expansion of nightlife in Madrid from the 1880s on. More particularly, it studies public fears raised by alcoholism and flamenco that led to ... More


Flamenco, Flamenquismo, and Social Control

Samuel Llano

in Discordant Notes: Marginality and Social Control in Madrid, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780199392469
eISBN:
9780199392490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199392469.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter describes how, toward the end of the nineteenth century, journalists and social scientists concerned about social degeneration and the moral effects of Madrid’s nightlife gradually ... More


Hip(g)nosis at Work: Rumors, Social Dance, and Cuba’s Academias de Baile

Melissa Blanco Borelli

in She is Cuba: A Genealogy of the Mulata Body

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199968169
eISBN:
9780190274757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968169.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter two, Hip(g)nosis at Work: Cuba’s Academias de Baile provides an overview of Cuban popular dance in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Primarily focusing on the academias de baile (literal translation is ... More


Commercial Landscape

David E. Nye

in American Illuminations: Urban Lighting, 1800-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037419
eISBN:
9780262344784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037419.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Painted advertising signs were common in the eighteenth century, supplemented by illuminated gas signs in the nineteenth century. But electric signs proved ideal for commercial lighting, because they ... More


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