Basement Sanctuaries explores the ways in which superintendents decorate basements of apartment buildings in Northern Manhattan, New York City by illuminating the process of migrant adaptation to the metropolis from an intimate perspective. Superintendents are caretakers that usually live in the basements of apartment buildings with ten or more units. They are in charge of the building on behalf of the owner, maintain its public areas and the building's mechanical and technical systems, do repairs in the apartments and deal ...

Basement Sanctuaries 2014, Schilt Publishing b.v., Amsterdam

ISBN-13: 9789053308196

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