Download e-book for kindle: High Stakes: Florida Seminole Gaming and Sovereignty by Jessica Cattelino

By Jessica Cattelino

ISBN-10: 082234209X

ISBN-13: 9780822342090

ISBN-10: 0822342278

ISBN-13: 9780822342274

In 1979, Florida Seminoles opened the 1st tribally operated high-stakes bingo corridor in North the USA. on the time, their annual price range stood at below $2 million. via 2006, web source of revenue from gaming had exceeded $600 million. This dramatic shift from poverty to relative fiscal defense has created tangible merits for tribal voters, together with employment, common medical insurance, and social companies. Renewed political self-governance and fiscal power have reversed many years of U.S. settler-state keep an eye on. even as, gaming has introduced new dilemmas to reservation groups and caused open air accusations that Seminoles are sacrificing their tradition by way of embracing capitalism. In High Stakes, Jessica R. Cattelino tells the tale of Seminoles’ complicated efforts to take care of politically and culturally specific values in a time of latest prosperity.

Cattelino offers a bright ethnographic account of the background and effects of Seminole gaming. Drawing on examine carried out with tribal permission, she describes on line casino operations, chronicles the standard existence and background of the Seminole Tribe, and stocks the insights of person Seminoles. even as, she unravels the complicated connections between cultural distinction, monetary energy, and political rights. via analyses of Seminole housing, museum and language courses, felony disputes, and daily actions, she exhibits how Seminoles use gaming profit to enact their sovereignty. They achieve this partially, she argues, via relatives of interdependency with others. High Stakes compels rethinking of the stipulations of indigeneity, the facility of cash, and the that means of sovereignty.

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