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From steel to slots : casino capitalism in the postindustrial city

Author: Chloe E Taft
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2016].
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the world headquarters of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for most of the twentieth century, is now home to an industrial-themed casino. Based on extensive fieldwork and dozens of interviews, From Steel to Slots explores how the global transitions of "casino capitalism" and a shift towards economies based on service, entertainment, and financial speculation are lived, legitimated, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chloe E Taft
ISBN: 9780674660496 0674660498
OCLC Number: 923017517
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Ph.D.--Yale University, 2014).
Description: 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Grand openings and closings --
Order in the landscape --
Christmas city and sin city simply do not go together --
The postindustrial factory --
A steel site in limbo --
Landscapes of life and loss --
What happens in Bethlehem depends on Macau --
Conclusion: Postindustrial planning and possibility.
Responsibility: Chloe E. Taft.
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Bethlehem PA was synonymous with steel. But after the factories closed, the city bet its future on casino gambling. Chloe Taft describes a city struggling to make sense of the ways global capitalism  Read more...

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