Las Vegas: The Social Production of an All-American City

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Wiley, Jan 10, 2000 - Social Science - 304 pages
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Most writing about Las Vegas focuses on the spectacular story of casino gambling and tourism. This book is different.
  • Written by two renowned urban studies scholars and a local Las Vegas journalist, combining scholarly research with investigative reporting
  • First academic book to provide a synthesis on the recent growth of Las Vegas
  • Appropriate for courses in urban studies, economic development and tourism, communities and cultural studies

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About the author (2000)

Mark Gottdiener is Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at State University of New York at Buffalo. An internationally regarded scholar, he writes on social theory, political economy, cultural studies, and semiotics. Among his best-known books are The Theming of America (1997), Postmodern Semiotics (Blackwell, 1994), The New Urban Sociology (1994), and The Social Production of Urban Space (second edition, 1994).

Claudia C. Collins is an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. She worked as an award-winning television journalist in New York and Las Vegas and is presently doing research in the area of health and aging, and population studies.

David R. Dickens in Professor of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His primary areas of interest are continental social theory and contemporary mass culture.

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