Le Boogie Woogie: Inside an After-Hours Club

Terry Williams (Author)

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Columbia University Press
Publish Date
February 25, 2020
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About the Author

Terry Williams is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the New School for Social Research. He is the author or coauthor of many books, including, most recently, The Con Men: Hustling in New York City (Columbia, 2015) and Teenage Suicide Notes: An Ethnography of Self-Harm (Columbia, 2017).


Terry Williams has already established himself as a master of gaining access to hard-to-reach, hidden, and vulnerable populations. He has done so again here, giving an in-depth look at a place with which most people will be totally unfamiliar in a vivid and compelling style.--Richard E. Ocejo, author of Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy
Williams, our twenty-first century griot with an unparalleled deftness for illuminating the most cavernous recesses of our humanity, weaves together exquisite prose, unburdened by self-consciousness or recriminations, pulsating with such delicious expectancy of nights lived reckless but free, tempered by a palpable compassion that renders the foreign familiar and lays bare the beautifully flawed souls buried beneath.--Lawanna R. Kimbro, civil rights attorney
An admirable effort to illuminate a hidden world that will be most useful to fellow researchers in the social sciences.--Kirkus Reviews