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The Resource Hotel life : the story of a place where anything can happen, Caroline Field Levander & Matthew Pratt Guterl

Hotel life : the story of a place where anything can happen, Caroline Field Levander & Matthew Pratt Guterl

Label
Hotel life : the story of a place where anything can happen
Title
Hotel life
Title remainder
the story of a place where anything can happen
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Field Levander & Matthew Pratt Guterl
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is a hotel? As Caroline Field Levander and Matthew Pratt Guterl show us in this thought-provoking book, even though hotels are everywhere around us, we rarely consider their essential role in our modern existence and how they help frame our sense of who and what we are. They are, in fact, as centrally important as other powerful places like prisons, hospitals, or universities. More than simply structures made of steel, concrete, and glass, hotels are social and political institutions that we invest with overlapping and contradictory meaning. These alluring places uniquely capture the realities of our world, where the lines between public and private, labor and leisure, fortune and failure, desire and despair are regularly blurred. Guiding readers through the story of hotels as places of troublesome possibility, as mazelike physical buildings, as inspirational touchstones for art and literature, and as unsettling, even disturbing, backdrops for the drama of everyday life, Levander and Guterl ensure that we will never think about this seemingly ordinary place in the same way again."--Amazon
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
647.94
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Hotel life : the story of a place where anything can happen, Caroline Field Levander & Matthew Pratt Guterl
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Public -- Private -- Beginnings -- Endings -- Rich -- Poor -- Fortune -- Failure -- Coda
Control code
ocn890080183
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 208 pages
Isbn
9781469621128
Lccn
2014031684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890080183
Label
Hotel life : the story of a place where anything can happen, Caroline Field Levander & Matthew Pratt Guterl
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Public -- Private -- Beginnings -- Endings -- Rich -- Poor -- Fortune -- Failure -- Coda
Control code
ocn890080183
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 208 pages
Isbn
9781469621128
Lccn
2014031684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890080183

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