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Gambling: Mapping the American Moral Landscape (Paperback)
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Gambling: Mapping the American Moral Landscape (Paperback)

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Paperback 516 Pages / Published: 01/08/2009
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Why has gambling become so accepted in the U.S. when other historical vices, like smoking and drinking, continue to evoke morality-based opposition? That simple but intriguing question guides this path-breaking volume, the first interdisciplinary academic study of gambling. Led by the renowned Alan Wolfe and with essays by experts at the country's premiere centers in public policy, clinical addiction, law, gaming, psychology, sociology, moral philosophy, theology, and the arts, Gambling: Mapping the American Moral Landscape is a tour de force of the booming cultural and moral phenomenon that has become woven into the fabric of American life. Both an attempt to understand and an effort to predict its future consequences, the book will prove evocative and critical reading for American civic and church leaders, activists, historians and government officials.

Publisher: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 9781602581951
Number of pages: 516
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 27 mm


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"Enhanced with copious notes, an extensive bibliography, and a comprehensive index, Gambling is a seminal work of impressive scholarship and a very strongly recommended addition to academic library Social Issues reference collections and supplemental reading lists." -- Choice
"A vivid demonstration of how profoundly gambling intersects with politics, economics, culture, and even theology. I highly recommend it." -- David G. Schwartz, Director, Center for Gaming Research, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
"An invaluable guide for understanding the roots of gambling in the American psyche and its implications for the future." --Keith S. Whyte, Executive Director, National Council on Problem Gambling
"A dramatic advance in scholarly consideration of this neglected phenomenon in American life. It brings together a brilliant interdisciplinary team." --David P. Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics, President, Evangelicals for Human Rights, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University
"Groundbreaking. Wolfe and Owens explain why gambling has been ignored in our national values debate--and consequences of the omission." --Melissa Rogers, Director, Center for Religion and Public Affairs, Wake Forest University Divinity School

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