List of Tables.
List of Maps.
List of Figures.
1. From Desert Oasis to Glitter Capital of the World.
2. Corporations and the Advent of Megaresorts.
3. Media Vegas: Hype, Boosterism, and the Image of the City.
4. The Advent of Metropolitanization: Rapid Population Growth and a Booming Economy.
5. The Normalization Process I: The Construction of Community Life by the Private Sector.
6. The Normalization Process II: The Production of Civic Culture by the Public Sector.
7. Living in Las Vegas.
8. Local Politics and Community Interests.
9. Las Vegas: An All-American Metropolis.