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The Resource Suburban Xanadu : the casino resort on the Las Vegas strip and beyond, David G. Schwartz, (electronic resource)

Suburban Xanadu : the casino resort on the Las Vegas strip and beyond, David G. Schwartz, (electronic resource)

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Suburban Xanadu : the casino resort on the Las Vegas strip and beyond
Title
Suburban Xanadu
Title remainder
the casino resort on the Las Vegas strip and beyond
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David G. Schwartz
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Casino resort on the Las Vegas strip and beyond
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eng
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CaPaEBR
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1973-
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Schwartz, David G.
Dewey number
307.76/09793135
LC call number
HV6721.N45
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S39 2003eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Casinos
  • Gambling industry
  • Suburban life
  • Lifestyles
  • Leisure
  • Las Vegas (Nev.)
  • United States
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Crime, corruption, exoticism, escapism, family entertainment, and egalitarianism -- all under one roof. The lures and promises of the casino have evolved dramatically over the course of the past century, and the suburban oasis of today's casino resort is hardly the den of iniquity castigated by anti-gambling critics or romanticized by casino operators. Today we live in a veritable "casino archipelago" in which most Americans live within a four-hour drive of one of the all-inclusive hotel/restaurant/entertainment complexes. So what are the forces behind this phenomenon? Tracing the evolution of the casino resort from its roots in the post-World War II domestic urban exodus, Suburban Xanadu argues that the self-contained casino resort arose at precisely the right historical moment. Having shuttled and shuttered gambling and its social problems away from cities and into the more sanitized cultural and physical landscape of middle America, the casino resort evolved into a quintessential American institution. Remarkably detailed and entertaining, Suburban Xanadu tells us a great deal about popular leisure in America, and why the suburban ideal has become so dominant in our social life. Book jacket
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Suburban Xanadu : the casino resort on the Las Vegas strip and beyond, David G. Schwartz, (electronic resource)
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Based on his Ph.D. thesis in history, presented to the University of California, Los Angeles
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001097080
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unknown
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9780415935579
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(pb. : alk. paper)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001097080
Label
Suburban Xanadu : the casino resort on the Las Vegas strip and beyond, David G. Schwartz, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Based on his Ph.D. thesis in history, presented to the University of California, Los Angeles
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001097080
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780415935579
Isbn Type
(pb. : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001097080

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