by Peter Bearman
University of Chicago Press, 2005
Cloth: 978-0-226-03969-5 | Paper: 978-0-226-03970-1 | eISBN: 978-0-226-03971-8
Library of Congress Classification HD8039.B895B42 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.96472
Reference metadata exposed for Zotero via unAPI.
"Ever wonder what lurks in the hearts and minds of those stoic, unflappable, dapperly uniformed men (yes, they're nearly always men) who man the doors of your city's apartment buildings? Provoked by his own awkward interaction with his friend's doorman, Bearman, a sociologist at Columbia University, embarked on this exhaustive study of New York City doormen and the often complex dynamics between them and their buildings' tenants. . . . Much of the meat of the book resides in the many short interviews with doormen speaking their (normally unspoken) minds. . . . What they reveal is well worth the price of admission."
"Illuminating and different."