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Devil's bargains : tourism in the twentieth-century American West

Author: Hal Rothman
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1998.
Series: Development of western resources.
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"The West is popularly perceived as America's last outpost of unfettered opportunity, but twentieth-century corporate tourism has transformed it into America's "land of opportunism." From Sun Valley to Santa Fe, towns throughout the West have been turned over to outsiders - and not just to those who visit and move on, but to those who stay and control." "Although tourism has been a blessing for many, bringing  Read more...
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Rothman, Hal, 1958-2007.
Devil's bargains.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1998
(OCoLC)607086450
Online version:
Rothman, Hal, 1958-2007.
Devil's bargains.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1998
(OCoLC)607120257
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hal Rothman
ISBN: 0700609105 9780700609109 0700610561 9780700610563
OCLC Number: 38916750
Description: xi, 434 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Maui Redux --
1. Introduction --
2. Tourism and the Framing of a Culture --
3. The Tourism of Hegemony I: Railroads, Elites, and the Grand Canyon --
4. The Tourism of Hegemony II: The Railroad, Neonativity, and Santa Fe --
5. Tourism on the Actual Periphery: Archaeology and Dude Ranching --
6. Intraregional Tourism: Automobiles, Roads, and the National Parks --
7. From Steamboat Springs to Sun Valley: Regional and Nationally Marketed Skiing --
8. The Spread of Recreational Tourism: Skiing in the Postwar West --
9. Residence-based Resorts: Second Homes and Outside Influence --
10. "Powder Aplenty for Native and Guest Alike": From Community to Corporate Control --
11. Entertainment Tourism: Making Experience Malleable --
12. Purifying the Wages of Sin: Corporate Las Vegas --
13. The Melange of Postmodern Tourism.
Series Title: Development of western resources.
Responsibility: Hal K. Rothman.
Local System Bib Number:
65918

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This study looks at the American West, transformed by tourism from a land of opportunity to a land of opportunism. Illuminating the darker side of the industry, this work describes how the costs of  Read more...
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