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the one where erving goffman works as a pit boss in vegas

A fascinating little snippet from Addiction By Design, by Natasha Dow Schüll, pg 10:

This tension is at the heart of the cultural diagnosis made by the American sociologist Erving Goffman in 1967 based on his ethnographic study of gambling in Las Vegas, where he worked as a blackjack dealer and was eventually promoted to pit boss.

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