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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9781591020738
ISBN-10: 1591020735
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 150mm x 20mm)
Pages: 325
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States


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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.

Books By Author Gerda Reith

Age of Chance by Gerda Reith

The Age of Chance

Paperback, January 2002