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The Resource The sociology of gambling, by Mikal Aasved, Ph.D, (electronic resource)

The sociology of gambling, by Mikal Aasved, Ph.D, (electronic resource)

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The sociology of gambling
Title
The sociology of gambling
Statement of responsibility
by Mikal Aasved, Ph.D
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Subject
Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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Thomas books
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Aasved, Mikal J
Dewey number
306.4/82
LC call number
HV6715
LC item number
.A278 2003eb
Series statement
The Gambling Theory and Research Series
Series volume
Volume II
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  • Gambling
  • Gambling
  • Compulsive gambling
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  • This is the second in a series of books intended to review and evaluate the most popular and influential explanations for gambling and the many research studies that have been conducted to confirm or refute them. This book focuses on the contributions of specialists in the social sciences, most of whom are convinced that gambling is a consequence of the social or subcultural environment in which the gambler lives. To further the understanding of why people gamble, investigators went to places where gambling occurred and spent time among and interacted with the gamblers. Some attended Gamblers Anonymous meetings and others became participant observers in gambling establishments by becoming employed as roulette croupiers or card dealers. Topics covered include the gambler's point of view, the researcher's point of view, social structure, economics, statistical tests of earlier ideas, special populations, armchair'' theories, gambling and the public, problem correlates, and risk factors. In addition, a critique of the qualitative and quantitative studies involving survey research methods and interview research methods is given that provides theoretical explanations for why people gamble. Numerous results from geographical surveys are provided, as well as tables that examine the research of problem gambling
  • "This volume focuses on the contributions of specialists in the social sciences. It reviews the efforts and ideas of sociologists, economists, anthropologists, and social psychologists who have employed a variety of methods to further our understanding of why people gamble. Early "armchair" theorists relied more on conjecture than observation to arrive at highly speculative conclusions. Others, unable to divorce themselves from prevailing ideologies, forced their findings into whichever theoretical mold happened to be currently in vogue. To obtain more empirical data with which to test these theories, later investigators interacted directly with active gamblers by becoming participant observers in actual gambling venues. Those who preferred a qualitative approach observed and interviewed smaller numbers of current and former gamblers. Some were already committed gamblers themselves; others became card dealers, roulette croupiers, and other paid employees of commercial gambling establishments. Those who preferred a quantitative approach analyzed statistical data from questionnaire surveys of larger groups and special populations. Their aim was not only to determine the gambling habits and preferences of different sub-groups, but also to identify the demographic, environmental, and behavioral risk factors that are most likely to predict recreational and problem gambling. Owing to their methodological differences, some of the studies reviewed in this volume reflect the gambler's point of view while others represent that of the investigator. Despite their differences in orientation, most social scientists are convinced that gambling is a consequence of the particular social or subcultural environment in which the gambler lives."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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The sociology of gambling, by Mikal Aasved, Ph.D, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Includes index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000490366
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (459 pages)
Isbn
9780398073800
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations, tables.
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000490366
Label
The sociology of gambling, by Mikal Aasved, Ph.D, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000490366
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (459 pages)
Isbn
9780398073800
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations, tables.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000490366

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