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New Capitalists: Law, Politics, and Identity Surrounding Casino Gaming on Native American Land

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This case study examines the impact of casino gaming on Native American reservations, and also explores why the idea of "rich Indians" and their participation in corporate America disrupts dominant assumptions and attitudes about indigenous peoples, their cultural authenticity, and their place in mainstream urban society. Taking an anthropological approach to studying ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 29th 2003 by Cengage Learning
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Teresa
Sep 03, 2016 Teresa rated it did not like it
Some valuable and thought provoking social/legal history of Native Americans/Native American Casinos here is undermined by a judgmental approach to local criticism of real problems brought to communities including my own, to which a chapter is devoted, by adjacent Casinos: crime, traffic, 24-hour traffic noise, and massive construction at odds with community planning and zoning, with no requirements for or offers of mitigations for nearby neighborhoods. The author discounts opposition to Casinos ...more
Michael
Jan 14, 2009 Michael rated it it was amazing
This book would have been really useful to me when I was writing my thesis, but she was writing this at the same time I was doing my research, so the timing was off. I was flattered when emailed me to get a copy of it. Somehow she knew about it only a few weeks after it was submitted. I was hoping she would cite me in a future book, but so far she hasn't. Maybe I need to work on my writing.
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the subject, but doesn't know the orig
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