Grit Beneath the Glitter: Tales from the Real Las Vegas

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Introduction: The Many Faces of Las Vegas Hal Rothman and Mike Davis Part I: Image and Reality Scripting Las Vegas: Noir Naifs, Junking Up, and the New Strip Norman M. Klein Las Vegas of the Mind: Shooting Movies in and about Nevada Francisco Menendez Discordant Infrastructure Peter Goin Part II: Nuts and Bolts Growth, Services, and the Political Economy of Gambling in Las Vegas, 1970 2000 Eugene Moehring Lighting Las Vegas: Electricity and the City of Glitz Jay Brigham Build It and the Water Will Come Jon Christensen The Social Costs of Rapid Urbanization in Southern Nevada Robert E. Parker Rise to Power: The Recent History of the Culinary Union in Las Vegas Courtney Alexander Class Struggle in Oz Mike Davis Part III: Voices "Squeezing the Juice Out of Las Vegas": Reflections On Growing Up in Smalltown, USA Brian Frehner I Didn't Know Anybody Lived There Shannon McMackin How I Became a Native William N. Thompson Inside the Glitter: Lives of Casino Workers Kit Miller Part IV: Shaping Life "She Works Hard for Her Money": A Reassessment of Las Vegas Women Workers, 1945 1985 Joanne L. Goodwin The Racial Cauldron Mike Davis Inside Jean Constance Devereaux Looking into a Dry Lake: Uncovering the Women's View of Las Vegas 000 Amie Williams Part V: From Pariah to Paradigm Colony, Capital, and Casino: Money in the Real Las Vegas Hal Rothman Who Puts the "Sin" in "Sin City" Stories? Girls of Grit and Glitter in the City of Women Kathryn Hausbeck Nevada Goes Global: The Foreign Gaming Rule and the Spread of Casinos William N. Thompson Canto: Las Vegas Richard Misrach Contributors Index
This collection brings intellectual analysis, political and socioeconomic awareness, and top-quality photographs to bear on the ever-fascinating Las Vegas, one of the most talked about and visited cities in the United States.
Editiert von: Hal Rothman, Mike Davis
Hal Rothman is Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Among his books are Devil's Bargains (1998), The Greening of a Nation? (1998), and Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the 21st Century (due out in 2002). Mike Davis is Professor of History at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is the author of City of Quartz (1992) and Ecology of Fear (1998), among other books.

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Autor: Hal Rothman
ISBN-13 :: 9780520225381
ISBN: 0520225384
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.03.2002
Gewicht: 544g
Seiten: 388
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage New
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 226x150x21 mm
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