The Age of Chance by Gerda Reith
Gambling in Western Culture (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought)

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This fascinating and extensive study, enlivened by interviews with British and American gamblers, will be enthralling reading not just for those interested in the cultural and social implications of gambling - researchers in sociology, cultural studies and the history of ideas - but for anyone interested in how we create meaning in an increasingly insecure world.

About Gerda Reith

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Gerda Reith, Ph.D., (Glasgow, UK) is assistant professor of 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.
Published August 5, 2005 by Routledge. 227 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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