Global Gambling: Cultural Perspectives on Gambling Organizations - Routledge Advances in Criminology (Paperback)Sytze F. Kingma (editor)
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While most research has examined the legal, economic and psychological sides of gambling, this innovative collection offers a wide range of cultural perspectives on gambling organizations. Using both historical and present-day case studies from throughout the world, the authors seriously consider the rituals, symbols, the meanings, values, legitimations, relations (formal as well as informal), and the spaces and artifacts involved in the (re)production of gambling organizations. Contributors not only examine the global influence of commercial gambling, but also demonstrate how the local qualities of gambling organizations remain unique. This volume will be of interest to criminologists, sociologists, anthropologists, and all scholars of gambling.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
"Global Gambling: Cultural Perspectives on Gambling Organizations is a response to the global expansion of legalized gambling, and addresses gambling development and issues in diverse contexts. With its focus on the cultural aspects of global gambling forms - from sports betting households in Norway to casino gambling in Macau to EGM consumption in Australia - this collection draws upon disciplinary developments in sociology, anthropology, organizational and cultural studies, and social theory. It is a most welcome addition to the field of gambling studies, contributing much-needed analyses of the social and cultural significance of gambling activities and organizations in a burgeoning global field."
James F. Cosgrave, Department of Sociology, Trent University, editor of The Sociology of Risk and Gambling Reader