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Published: 13 July 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393443
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9344-3
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397212-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9721-2
Published: 26 August 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394488-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9448-8
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396550-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9655-0
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... A travel-account about a trip to Kashmir begins with a visit to a psychiatric hospital in the capital city Srinagar and ends with a stop at a hotel where V. S. Naipaul had written a book in 1962. This chapter includes a coda: a fax sent by Naipaul to the author after reading the original piece...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375067-043
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7506-7
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By Michael D. Jackson
Published: 16 February 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385561-023
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8556-1
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380498-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8049-8
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374640-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
Published: 20 October 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373087-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7308-7
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373124-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7312-4
... retirement projects reflects techniques that seek to attenuate the paranoia often exhibited by returning Filipinos, who are overwhelmed by fears of crime and insecurity in the Philippines. Through an ethnographic exploration of the Mabuhay Manor, a hotel specifically catering to balikbayans, this chapter...
Published: 30 August 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005315-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0531-5
...1 · IT SOUNDS BETTER IN THE BAHAMAS Musicians, Management, and Markets in Nassau s All- Inclusive Hotels timothy Rommen This chapter explores the day- to- day interactions of musicians with their tourist audiences in the context of all- inclusive hotels in the Bahamas, paying particular attention...
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388562-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8856-2
Published: 05 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375180-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7518-0
... This chapter describes the economic structure and living conditions of the daily-rent hotels in contrast to publicly funded housing designed to respond to chronic homelessness in adults without children. The moral economies of debt that surrounded the drug-sex economy and the actual financial...
Published: 05 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375180-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7518-0
... This chapter opens by demonstrating how life in the daily-rent hotels marked a battle against drug craving, housing debt, and potential violence. The desperate, shocking, and yet familiar scene of addicted pregnancy in the daily-rent hotels frames the central question of this book: What forms of...
Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375234-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7523-4
... Art and entertainment on the Strip illustrate the stratification of taste in the twenty-first century, where products, styles, and whole experiences are branded and franchised, and culture itself is marketed as an entertainment commodity. Examples include Steve Wynn’s museum and hotels; the...
Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375234-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7523-4
... Nature on the Las Vegas Strip is constructed and themed to match the socioeconomics of the clientele of the various hotel-casinos. Design decisions such as whether to use artificial plants or real plants and whether to display nature as imperfect or flawless are taken to the extreme in Las Vegas...
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By The Project on Vegas
Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375234-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7523-4
... hotel overpasses, the luxurious Bellagio fountain serenades, the Cirque du Soleil show O, and the visual cues of sinking water levels in Lake Mead—function as lenses into hierarchies of Vegas privilege and power. Water in Sin City is understood through a series of tensions, first between water as the...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-070
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
... resort. Not so many years ago, there were two hotels in the island, both owned by the United Fruit Company, the Myrtle Bank, and the Titchfield. This hotel was destroyed by fire, but the annexe survived, and this, with modern additions, is the present hotel. These two hotels were lordly establishments...
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By Jerry Dávila
Published: 13 July 2010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9344-3