New PDF release: Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

By Susan Chandler,Jill B. Jones

Casino Women is a pioneering examine the feminine face of company gaming. in keeping with prolonged interviews with maids, cocktail waitresses, chefs, laundry employees, purchasers, pit bosses, and vice presidents, the publication describes in compelling aspect a global whose huge, immense profitability relies at the exertions of ladies assigned stereotypically girl occupations-making beds and serving nutrients at the one hand and delivering sexual attract at the different. yet at the back of the neon lies one other global, peopled by means of hundreds of thousands of exceptional ladies who assert their humanity within the face of gaming empires' relentless quest for profits.

The on line casino girls profiled the following more often than not fall into teams. Geoconda Arguello Kline, standard of the 1st, arrived within the usa within the Nineteen Eighties fleeing the conflict in Nicaragua. discovering paintings as a Las Vegas resort 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 received monetary and political strength for tens of hundreds of thousands of operating Nevadans and their households. the tale of those women's transformation and their good fortune in making a union in a position to face off opposed to worldwide gaming giants shape the center piece of this book.

Another staff of ladies, purchasers and heart managers between them, didn't act. petrified of wasting their jobs, they remained silent, declining to talk out while others have been abused, and in terms of heart managers, taking over the firms' objectives as their very own. Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones appraise the price of their silence and think about the criteria that driven a few girls into activism and led others to simply accept the prestige quo.

Casino Women will attract all readers drawn to ladies, playing, and working-class existence, and in how traditional humans withstand company actors who seem to carry all of the cards.

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