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Las Vegas : the social production of an all-American city

Author: Mark Gottdiener; Claudia C Collins; David R Dickens
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using the perspective of the new urban sociology, this book is a historical account of how Las Vegas became a metropolitan area. Attention is paid to the role of the federal government in subsidizing growth, as it has done for the entire sunbelt, at the expense of the rest of the country: to the key actions of a select group of real estate developers who brought mass suburban housing to the desert; and to local  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Gottdiener; Claudia C Collins; David R Dickens
ISBN: 1577181360 9781577181361 1577181379 9781577181378
OCLC Number: 41070717
Description: xiii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: From desert oasis to glitter capital of the world --
Corporations and the advent of megaresorts --
Media Vegas: hype, boosterism, and the image of the city --
Advent of metropolitanization: rapid population growth and a booming economy --
Normalization process I: the construction of community life by the private sector --
Normalization process II: the production of civic culture by the public sector --
Living in Las Vegas --
Local politics and community interests --
Las Vegas: an All-American metropolis.
Responsibility: M. Gottdiener, Claudia C. Collins, and David R. Dickens.
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Providing a historical account of the sunbelt city phenomenon and the boom and bust pattern of development, this text examines the tourism aspect; the increasing importance of themed, mega-resorts;  Read more...

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