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Labor of Luck Casino Capitalism in the United States and South Africa

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ISBN-10: 0520259491

ISBN-13: 9780520259492

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jeffrey J. Sallaz

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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Introduction: Dealing with Globalization
Behind The Tables
Nevada: Learning to Deal
Silver State Casino: Entrepreneurs at Work
South Africa: Gambling with Empowerment
Gold City Casino: Effacing Labor
Beyond the Scenes
The Politics of Producing Service
Cut from the Same Cloth: Convergent Historical Origins
The Birth of Regulation: States, Stigmata, and Symbolic Capital
Of Dice and Men: Divergent Modes of Management
Conclusion: Casino Capitalism and Politico-Performativity
Methodological Appendix: Comparative Ethnography and Reflexive Science