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Gambling and Gender: Men and Women at Play

Gambling and Gender: Men and Women at Play (Hardback)

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There are two distinct strands in the literature on gambling: one that focuses on how to play and win the various games of chance and one that focuses on gambling compulsion and addiction. Gambling and Gender forges a new direction, studying gambling as more communication than compulsion, more recreation than deviance, more sociology than psychology. Within that framework it seeks to explore several aspects of gender: How do the gambling behaviors of men and women differ? How have women adapted to and/or changed the historically male dominance of the gambling arena? What gambling activities have women claimed as their own and used to develop uniquely female relationships? How have recent trends in technology and mass media changed the ways in which men and women claim - or reject - their gender identities? The authors use a variety of research strategies, including content analysis, survey research, interviews, and participative observation, to shed new light on this fascinating subject and to suggest ways to explore it further.

GLBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesCommunication studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc Publication Date: 31/03/2009 ISBN-13: 9781433105227  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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The Editors: Deborah K. Phillips is Associate Professor in Communication at Muskingum College. She has a B.S. in business from the University of West Alabama, an M.A. in communication from the University of Wyoming, and a Ph.D. in communication from Florida State University. She is currently Gender and Media Studies Planner for the Popular Culture Association. Her research interests include popular culture, gender studies, and Canadian and U.S. television studies. Vicki A. Wilson is an educational consultant serving as an accreditation mentor for the Ohio Department of Education. Recent appointments include Professor of Education and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Teacher Education at Muskingum College and Chair of the Education Department at Wilmington College in Ohio. A graduate of the University of Dayton, she holds an M.B.A. in business-government relations from American University and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is founding co-editor of the Ohio Journal of Teacher Education, the e-Journal for Student Teachers and New Teachers, and co-author of Building on Student Diversity: Profiles and Activities. Her interests include educational research and gifted education.

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