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Author Aasved, Mikal J.

Title The sociology of gambling / by Mikal Aasved
Published Springfield, Ill. : Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 440 pages)
Series The gambling theory and research series ; v. 2
Aasved, Mikal J. Gambling theory and research series ; v. 2
Contents Gambling and social structure -- Gambling and economics -- Tests of "armchair" theories -- The researcher's point of view -- The gambler's point of view -- Statistical tests of earlier ideas -- Large scale sociological surveys -- Gambling and the general public -- Special populations: youthful gamblers -- Special populations: female, elderly, and native North American gamblers -- Problem gambling correlates and risk factors -- Critique of quantitative studies -- Concluding summary -- Appendix: Summary of etiological theories of gambling
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-423) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Compulsive gambling -- United States.
Gambling -- Research -- United States.
Gambling -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0398084122 (electronic bk.)
9780398084127 (electronic bk.)