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Author Sallaz, Jeffrey J., 1974-

Title The labor of luck : casino capitalism in the United States and South Africa / Jeffrey J. Sallaz.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.


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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 326 pages) : illustrations
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computer c rdamedia
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Physical Medium polychrome. rdacc
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-309) and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; List ofIllustrations; List ofTables; Preface; Part One: Behind the Tables; 1. Nevada: Learning to Deal; 2. Silver State Casino: Entrepreneurs at Work; 3. South Africa: Gambling with Empowerment; 4. Gold City Casino: Effacing Labor; Part Two: Beyond the Scenes; 5. The Politics of Producing Service; 6. Cut from the Same Cloth: Convergent Historical Origins; 7. The Birth of Regulation: States, Stigmata, and Symbolic Capital; 8. Of Dice and Men: Divergent Modes of Management; Conclusion: Casino Capitalism and Politico-Performativity.
Methodological Appendix: Comparative Ethnography and Reflexive ScienceNotes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary In this gripping ethnography, Jeffrey J. Sallaz goes behind the scenes of the global casino industry to investigate the radically different worlds of work and leisure he found in identically designed casinos in the United States and South Africa. Seamlessly weaving political and economic history with his own personal experience, Sallaz provides a riveting account of two years spent working among both countries' casino dealers, pit bosses, and politicians. While the popular imagination sees the Nevada casino as a hedonistic world of consumption, The Labor of Luck shows that the "Vegas experienc.
Subject Casinos -- United States.
Casinos -- South Africa.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Park & Recreation Management.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Casinos. (OCoLC)fst00848246
South Africa. (OCoLC)fst01204616
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Südafrika (Staat)
Chronological Term Geschichte
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Sallaz, Jeffrey J., 1974- Labor of luck. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009 9780520259485 (DLC) 2009009190 (OCoLC)317461926
ISBN 0520259483 (cloth)
9780520259485 (cloth)
0520259491 (paper)
9780520259492 (paper)
9780520944657 (electronic bk.)
0520944658 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000053295138
CDX 11414650
DEBBG BV042969630
DEBBG BV043060439
DEBBG BV044165534
DEBSZ 397313950
DEBSZ 42378370X
NZ1 15197472
AU@ 000063638682

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