Who Wins? Who Loses?
Edited by Gerda Reith
Gambling by Gerda Reith
Book DescriptionThis book provides a comprehensive and thought-provoking collection of articles by internationally recognised experts in the study of gambling - doctors and lawyers, journalists and academics. It presents a diverse range of perspectives on the issue of gambling: from legal, political, and economic, to social, psychological, and ethical. Although many of the essays are strongly argued, the collection as a whole offers a balanced range of viewpoints and arguments, allowing readers to decide for themselves what role gambling should play in our society. The stimulating, jargon-free articles in this entertaining and informative volume will help clarify one of the most important debates of our time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591020738
(230mm x 150mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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This fascinating and extensive study examines the enduring appeal of gambling, exploring its complex relation to our underlying conceptions of the world, and to the social and cultural backgrounds of those who fall under its spell.
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Author Biography - Gerda Reith
Gerda Reith, Ph.D., is assistant professor in sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and the author of The Age of Chance: Gambling in Western Culture, which won the Philip Abrams Memorial Prize of 2000.
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