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Richard E. Ocejo

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Richard E. Ocejo is Associate Professor of sociology at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). His research primarily examines the intersection of culture and economy in today’s cities, urban growth policies, and gentrification. He is the author of Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy (2017) and Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City (2014), both with Princeton University Press, and the editor of Ethnography and the City: Readings on Doing Urban Fieldwork (2012), with Routledge.

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1 Nov 2017

In this edition of CAMEo Cuts, Richard E. Ocejo summarises insights from his recent book Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy (Princeton University Press, 2017).

Based on an extensive ethnography of traditionally ‘blue-collar’ service trades – such as barbering, distilling,...

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