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“I’ll Always Love the Union”

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones

in Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450143
eISBN:
9780801462696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450143.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter tells the stories of African American women who came to Las Vegas in search of employment. Black Southerners had been making their way across the desert to Las Vegas since the early ... More


“The Soul Puts Together Its Pieces”: Lessons from the Casino Floor

Susan Chandler

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In this chapter, the author discusses the research that went into her book, Casino Women, in light of the legacy of labor historians David Montgomery and Shelton Stromquist, as well as her quandary ... More


“You Have to Do It for the People Coming”

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones

in Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450143
eISBN:
9780801462696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450143.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter begins with a brief background on Geoconda Arguello Kline and Mirna Preciado, president and staff organizer of the Culinary Union, respectively. The Culinary Union, which represents ... More


Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450143
eISBN:
9780801462696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450143.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This is a pioneering look at the female face of corporate gaming. The book describes a world whose enormous profitability is dependent on the labor of women assigned stereotypically female ... More


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