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The History of Problem Gambling : Temperance, Substance Abuse, Medicine, and Metaphors

Author: Peter Ferentzy; Nigel E Turner
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the religious, socio-cultural, and medical influences on the development of the concept of problem gambling as a disease, along with the ways in which such ideas were influenced by  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ferentzy; Nigel E Turner
ISBN: 9781461466987 1461466989 9781461466994 1461466997
OCLC Number: 874326346
Description: Online-Ressource (XIII, 174 p. 2 illus, digital)
Contents: The history of gambling and its intersection with technology,religion, medical science, and metaphors.- Pathological gambling as an idea: what does it mean?.- Pathological gambling up to the early twentieth century: sins, disease metaphors, and early efforts and medicalization.- Early to middle twentieth century: alcohol, denial, and the need for ascendancy.- The pendulum swings back.- Current situation and future directions.- Concluding discussion.
Responsibility: by Peter Ferentzy, Nigel E. Turner.

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