Connecting the gendered door: women, violence and doorwork.

  title={Connecting the gendered door: women, violence and doorwork.},
  author={Dick Hobbs and Kate O'Brien and Louise Westmarland},
  journal={The British journal of sociology},
  volume={58 1},
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 which explored a diverse range of issues such as gendered bodies, femininities and violence; the changing needs of the night-time economy in the UK and the… CONTINUE READING