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By Susan Chandler,Jill B. Jones

ISBN-10: 0801450144

ISBN-13: 9780801450143

ISBN-10: 1501705628

ISBN-13: 9781501705625

Casino Women is a pioneering examine the feminine face of company gaming. in response to prolonged interviews with maids, cocktail waitresses, chefs, laundry employees, purchasers, pit bosses, and vice presidents, the publication describes in compelling element a global whose huge, immense profitability depends at the hard work of girls assigned stereotypically girl occupations-making beds and serving nutrients at the one hand and supplying sexual attract at the different. yet in the back of the neon lies one other global, peopled through millions of outstanding girls who assert their humanity within the face of gaming empires' relentless quest for profits.

The on line casino girls profiled right here as a rule fall into teams. Geoconda Arguello Kline, general of the 1st, arrived within the usa within the Nineteen Eighties fleeing the warfare in Nicaragua. discovering paintings as a Las Vegas lodge maid, she overcame her preliminary worry of organizing and joined with others to construct the preeminent grassroots union within the nation-the 60,000-member Culinary Union-becoming in time its president. In Las Vegas, "the most well liked union urban in America," the collective activities of union activists have gained financial and political strength for tens of millions of operating Nevadans and their households. the tale of those women's transformation and their luck in making a union capable of face off opposed to worldwide gaming giants shape the center piece of this book.

Another workforce of ladies, purchasers and center managers between them, didn't act. terrified of wasting their jobs, they remained silent, declining to talk out whilst others have been abused, and relating to heart managers, taking up the companies' targets as their very own. Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones appraise the price of their silence and look at the criteria that driven a few girls into activism and led others to simply accept the prestige quo.

Casino Women will entice all readers attracted to ladies, playing, and working-class existence, and in how usual humans face up to company actors who seem to carry all of the cards.

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