Connecting the gendered door: women, violence and doorwork

Hobbs, Dick; O'Brien, Kate and Westmarland, Louise (2007). Connecting the gendered door: women, violence and doorwork. British Journal of Sociology, 58(1) pp. 21–38.



This paper explores the emerging role of women who work as 'bouncers' or doorstaff, in the night-time economy and examines how the cultural capital of the female bouncer is connected to the methods utilized to control licensed premises.It is drawn from a study that combined ethnographic observations and interviews in five major Uk cities whcih explored a diverse range of issues such as gendered bodies, femininities, and violence.

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