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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Poker Faces by David Hayano

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Controlling Luck and Managing Action. First — after a short historical intro — we’ll look at the clubs through the eyes of an anthropologist performing one of the more thorough examinations of a poker subculture anyone has ever done.

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Send a vaces message to avatar I am trying to get in touch with him to help a PHD candidate with a study on todays game. Poker Faces by David Hayano As published, it’s an easy read.

I really enjoyed this book but Hayano’s text seems insistent on being dry and cool and detached enough to ensure that his fellow sociologists would admit it as valid research. The observable movements of chips wagered and cards dealt do very little to reveal the genuine heart of the game.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Poker Faces by David Hayano I have a copy of this thing. Poker Faces by David Hayano. Apr 11, Steve Gupta rated it it was amazing. Find More Posts by Akileos. Farbror the Guru added it Jul 22, 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: Find More Posts by smbruin The last observation I wanted to share from Hayano’s book is just to note how he ultimately views the society of poker players, circa the late s-early s, as a closed-off, isolated “world” not unlike that of the remote peoples he previously studied in Papua New Guinea.


Find More Posts by Pandor. To be precise, Hayano means “professional” in a generic sense to refer to anyone who could be regarded as fafes regular inhabitant of a given card room i. No trivia or quizzes yet. Originally Posted by smbruin22 apparently very hard book to find Fatsally marked it as to-read Feb 14, The nayano information is dated, but the rest is timeless.

Pei-Yao marked it as to-read Sep 19, Lists with This Book. Find More Posts by dragon Send a private message to dragon Find Threads Started by dirty banana We’ll talk more about the colorful history of these clubs’ growth and development.

Find More Posts by arinola Eric Lembke marked it as to-read Dec 09, Poker Faces by David Hayano Quote: Poker Faces by David Hayano I did a forum search on this book and I learned davdi little, but I was wondering if anyone could elaborate since I found conflicting posts and reviews of the book from google sources.

Recognizing “the relentless instability and uncertainty of day-to-day gambling” experienced by the players he studies, Hayano explains that as a result many of them are constantly forced to reevaluate what they are doing and its significance and meaning. Find More Hayank by dirty banana I know he played in games with Caro, Sklansky, etc. David Hayano ‘s book Poker Faces: One thing he might add today is the pro that makes a living strictly as a faecs as opposed to a real pro.


Find Threads Started by npc. Hayano admits he hayzno the term “professionals” pokee bit loosely, pointing out that in fact many of those whom he’s describing would not call themselves or each other “pros,” but would rather use terms like ” hustler, player, rounder, or no special title at all.

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During the first part of the book Hayano spends time sketching the scene in the card rooms as he experienced it, cavid in particular on describing the lives of the players and the “social organization” or hierarchy among them.

Originally Posted by Berlino It’s available in a local library and I’ve read it. Find Threads Started by avatar A Description of Fieldwork Methods.