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Annabel Jane Wharton

in Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693382
eISBN:
9781452950853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693382.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 5 offers a reassessment of the post-Venturi Las Vegas Strip as a cyborg.


Vegas, Baby!: Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Hunter S. Thompson1971

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

The New Sensibility seemed to have its apotheosis in Las Vegas, a city predicated upon excess and liberation from traditional bounds. Not only did Tom Wolfe write about the city in these terms, but ... More


Fantasy for Sale: Living Large at Disney World

Cher Krause Knight

in Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 4 looks at tourist destinations, most closely Las Vegas, which employ theming techniques and loose historical references to create immersive experiences for wide audiences. The founding and ... More


Lucy Mancinithe: New Woman

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Lucy Mancini, “thoroughly Americanized by three years of college,” achieves freedom, though she must first, in fairy-tale fashion, rid herself of the bodily defect, a pelvic malformation, that ... 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


“Here’s My Heart”

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/9780801450143.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Thousands of immigrant workers flooded to Nevada's casinos in the 1980s and 1990s, pushed by economic crises and civil wars in their countries of origin and pulled by global gaming's insatiable ... More


Southern Baptists

Larry A. Witham

in Who Shall Lead Them?: The Future of Ministry in America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315936
eISBN:
9780199851089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315936.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the clergy of the Southern Baptist Church in the United States. It discusses the controversy that followed the annual assembly of Southern Baptist pastors in Las Vegas, Nevada, ... More


“… touch it, stroke it and undress it …”: Diamonds Are Forever

Jon Burlingame

in The Music of James Bond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863303
eISBN:
9780199979981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863303.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Sean Connery returned to the Bond role for the next film, and this time John Barry joined the Bond team for location filming in Las Vegas, soaking up the atmosphere in advance of writing many of the ... More


Palaces and Patrons in the Twentieth Century

Peter J. Hollida

in American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190256517
eISBN:
9780190256548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256517.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Some of those who made fortunes building in the postwar era recognized the dearth of civic amenities available to the burgeoning population and therefore built new institutions—museums (LACMA, the ... 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


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