The grit beneath the glitter : tales from the real Las Vegas /

The Grit Beneath the Glitter is the first real look at the new Las Vegas from the inside. In it, long-time residents as well as professionals reflect on the transformation of one of the fastest-growing and most famous cities on earth, yet one about which relatively little is known.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors / Creators:Rothman, Hal, 1958-2007.
Davis, Mike, 1946-
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2002.
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • Scripting Las Vegas : noir naïfs, junking up, and the new strip / Norman M. Klein
  • Las Vegas of the mind : shooting movies in and about Nevada / Francisco Menendez
  • Discordant infrastructure / Peter Goin
  • Growth, services, and the political economy of gambling in Las Vegas, 1970-2000 / Eugene Moehring
  • Lighting Las Vegas : electricity and the city of glitz / Jay Brigham
  • Build it and the water will come / Jon Christensen
  • The social costs of rapid urbanization in Southern Nevada / Robert E. Parker
  • Rise to power : the recent history of the Culinary Union in Las Vegas / Courtney Alexander
  • Class struggle in Oz / Mike Davis
  • "Squeezing the juice out of Las Vegas" : reflections on growing up in Smalltown, USA / Brian Frehner
  • I didn't know anybody lived there / Shannon McMackin
  • How I became a native / William N. Thompson
  • Inside the glitter : lives of casino workers / Kit Miller
  • "She works hard for her money" : a reassessment of Las Vegas women workers, 1945-1985 / Joanne L. Goodwin
  • The racial cauldron / Mike Davis
  • Inside Jean / Constance Devereaux
  • Looking into a dry lake : uncovering the women's view of Las Vegas / Amie Williams
  • Colony, capital, and Casino : money in the real Las Vegas / Hal Rothman
  • Who puts the "sin" in "Sin City" stories? Girls of grit and glitter in the city of women / Kathryn Hausbeck
  • Nevada goes global : the foreign gaming rule and the spread of casinos / William N. Thompson
  • Canto : Las Vegas / Richard Misrach.