Las Vegas: The Social Production of an All-American City / Edition 1

Las Vegas: The Social Production of an All-American City / Edition 1

by Mark Gottdiener, Claudia Collins, David R. Dickens
     
 

ISBN-10: 1577181379

ISBN-13: 9781577181378

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Wiley

Most writing about Las Vegas focuses on the spectacular story of casino gambling and tourism. This book is different.

  • Written by two renowned urban studies scholars and a local Las Vegas journalist, combining scholarly research with investigative reporting
  • First academic book to provide a synthesis on the recent growth of Las Vegas

Overview

Most writing about Las Vegas focuses on the spectacular story of casino gambling and tourism. This book is different.

  • Written by two renowned urban studies scholars and a local Las Vegas journalist, combining scholarly research with investigative reporting
  • First academic book to provide a synthesis on the recent growth of Las Vegas
  • Appropriate for courses in urban studies, economic development and tourism, communities and cultural studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577181378
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables.

List of Maps.

List of Figures.

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

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.

References.

Index.

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