The Strip: Las Vegas and the Symbolic Destruction of Spectacle

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Al, Stefan Johannes;
(2010)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Urban Planning | Architecture | Las Vegas | Spectacle | Urban History

Over the past 70 years, various actors have dramatically reconfigured the Las Vegas Strip in many forms. I claim that behind the Strip's "reinventions" lies a process of symbolic destruction. Since resorts distinguish themselves symbolically, each new round of capital a... View more
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