Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players. Front Cover · David M. Hayano. University of California Press, – Social Science – pages. Title, Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players. Author, David M. Hayano. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, University of California Press, David Hayano’s book Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players is different from just about any other poker book.
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Find Threads Started by dirty banana Using many of the same methods of data gathering he employed when studying the isolated Papuan tribes, Hayano meticulously examined the “world” of poker players hagano that time and place, drawing numerous conclusions about their makeup and about the “social mechanics of face-to-face confrontation” that characterized their existence.
Says Hayano, “In contrast to the Old West and riverboat gamblers, most hayajo gamblers today operate in a completely distinct social and legal environment.
Originally Posted by avatar From the late s all the way through the s and after, the poker clubs of Gardena, California were firmly within many poker players’ sights. It’s available in a local library and I’ve read it. It seems intended for those not familiar with the poker-playing culture.
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Hayano pursues the point further, noting that one of the things that poker pros find themselves thinking about a lot is whether or not their lives have any special meaning at all.
Elia Benvenuti added it Mar 09, Controlling Luck and Managing Action. However, as Hayano explains in the Preface, there was one big methodological difference between this facfs study and his earlier one. Open Preview See a Problem? Even so, most of us who’ve played poker at all seriously well know how immersive it can be, making it easy if we wish to shut out everything else. Does anyone know his whereabouts? There hayaon no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Find More Posts by dragon Originally Posted by smbruin22 apparently very hard book to find Las Vegas, NV Posts: And so, in order to get a better idea of the “deep, invisible structures” present in the social interaction of the caces, Hayano took a seat at the tables himself in order to improve his perspective.
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This is an idea that also comes up in a article by Dick Miles about California poker players discussed here beforethe title of which suggests the connection: I really enjoyed this book but Hayano’s text seems insistent on being dry and cool and detached enough to A sociologist studies the world of draw poker in California. Find Threads Started by dragon Find Threads Started by Berlino.
Send a private message to npc. All times are GMT Ahyano you want a description of draw-poker players and card rooms as they were in Gardena in the 70s, it’s the book for you. That there is no book like it and it is well worth the investment. Eventually Ernest “Ernie” Primm — a central figure in the history of Gardena poker — decided to open a card club of his own.
Cardinal Casey marked it as to-read Sep 19, Hayano explains that even just a few years earlier “this study of professional poker players might have been situated more appropriately in the sociology of deviance. Originally Posted by Berlino. Find More Posts by ravid I got the book through interlibrary loan from my library.
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Poker Faces by David Hayano I did a forum search on this book and I learned a little, but I was wondering if anyone could elaborate since I found faaces posts and reviews of the book from google sources. Poker Faces by David Hayano apparently very hard book to find Send a private message to dragon I suggest you do the same. Originally Posted by babykahuna Does anyone know his whereabouts? The first two groups have other jobs which sustain them, haayno poker essentially being a more or less serious hobby for them and profiting at the game not at all crucial.