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Harlem supers: the social life of a community in transition

By: Williams, Terry.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Palgrave macmillan 2016Description: ix, 243 p.ISBN: 9781349562411.Subject(s): Manners and customs | New York (State) - New York - Harlem | Janitors | Social conditionsDDC classification: 306.097471 Summary: Superintendents play a large role in the formation of relationships and networks within their neighborhood; and yet, no study in social science has focused on them. Williams closes this knowledge gap through ethnographic fieldwork, providing an in-depth analysis of the daily life of superintendents in the lower Harlem area in New York City. http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137446909
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Table of Contents:


1 Introduction
2 Making a Living
3 A Day in the Life: Sharif and Allan
4 Doing What Supers Do: Daily Duties
5 The Super and Informal Encounters
6 The Super and the Community
7 The Super and the Building
8 Race, Class, and Poverty
9 Working in the Field
Notes
Bibliography
Index.



Superintendents play a large role in the formation of relationships and networks within their neighborhood; and yet, no study in social science has focused on them. Williams closes this knowledge gap through ethnographic fieldwork, providing an in-depth analysis of the daily life of superintendents in the lower Harlem area in New York City.


http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137446909

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