Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream

Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream

This book explores the rise and increased acceptance of gambling in America, particularly the growth of the game of poker, as a means for examining changes to the American Dream and the risk society.

Author: Aaron M. Duncan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317512479

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 178

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This book explores the rise and increased acceptance of gambling in America, particularly the growth of the game of poker, as a means for examining changes to the American Dream and the risk society. Poker both critiques and reinterprets the myth of the American Dream, putting greater emphasis on the importance of luck and risk management while deemphasizing the importance of honesty and hard work. Duncan discusses the history of gambling in America, changes to the rhetoric surrounding gambling, the depiction of poker in the Wild West as portrayed in film, its recent rise in popularity on television, its current place in post-modern America on the internet, and future implications.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream

Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream

I believe the popular rise of poker and gambling is the result of growing disillusionment among Americans with the traditional American Dream myth.

Author: Aaron M. Duncan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317512462

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 178

View: 384

This book explores the rise and increased acceptance of gambling in America, particularly the growth of the game of poker, as a means for examining changes to the American Dream and the risk society. Poker both critiques and reinterprets the myth of the American Dream, putting greater emphasis on the importance of luck and risk management while deemphasizing the importance of honesty and hard work. Duncan discusses the history of gambling in America, changes to the rhetoric surrounding gambling, the depiction of poker in the Wild West as portrayed in film, its recent rise in popularity on television, its current place in post-modern America on the internet, and future implications.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Gambling on the American Dream

Gambling on the American Dream

Atlantic City and the Casino Era James R Karmel. and Duties of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board; Conferring Powers and Imposing Duties on the ...

Author: James R Karmel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317314622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Provides a historical perspective for understanding the exponential growth of casinos in the United States since 1990, by telling the story of Atlantic City, New Jersey since the 1970s. This work uses oral history to focus on the human stories of the region in addition to the broader story of economic and social impacts.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Routledge Handbook on the American Dream

The Routledge Handbook on the American Dream

Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream. New York: Routledge. Ehrenreich, Barbara. 1989. Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class.

Author: Robert C. Hauhart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000385526

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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What do we mean by the American dream? Can we define it? Or does any discussion of the phrase end inconclusively, the solid turned liquid—like ice melting? Do we know whether the American dream motivates and inspires or, alternately, obscures and deceives? The Routledge Handbook on the American Dream offers distinctive, authoritative, original essays by well-known scholars that address the social, economic, historical, philosophic, legal, and cultural dimensions of the American dream for the twenty-first century. The American dream, first discussed and defined in print by James Truslow Adams’s The Epic of America (1931), has become nearly synonymous with being American. Adams’s definition, although known to scholars, is often lost in our ubiquitous use of the term. When used today, the iconic phrase seems to encapsulate every fashion, fad, trend, association, or image the user identifies with the United States or American life. The American dream’s ubiquity, though, argues eloquently for a deeper understanding of its heritage, its implications, and its impact—to be found in this first research handbook ever published on the topic.
Categories: Social Science

Gambling in Everyday Life

Gambling in Everyday Life

The pathological gambler and the government of gambling. In J. Cosgrove (Ed.), ... Gambling with the myth of the American Dream. New York, NY: Routledge.

Author: Fiona Jean Nicoll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317679035

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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The book adopts a critical cultural studies lens to explore the entanglement of government and gambling in everyday life. Its qualitative approach to gambling creates a new theoretical framework for understanding the most urgent questions raised by research and policy on gambling. In the past two decades, gambling industries have experienced exponential growth with annual global expenditure worth approximately 300 billion dollars. Yet most academic research on gambling is concentrated on problem gambling and conducted within the psychological sciences. Nicoll considers gambling at a moment when its integration within everyday cultural spaces, moments, and products is unprecedented. This is the first interdisciplinary cultural study of gambling in everyday life and develops critical and empirical methods that capture the ubiquitous presence of gambling in work, investment and play. This book also contributes to the growing cultural studies literature on video and mobile gaming. In addition to original case studies of gambling moments and spaces, in-depth interviews and participant observations provide readers with an insider’s view of gambling. Advanced students of sociology, cultural theory, and political science, academic researchers in the field of gambling studies will find this an original and useful text for understanding the cultural and political work of gambling industries in liberal societies.
Categories: Social Science

From Dead Ends to Cold Warriors

From Dead Ends to Cold Warriors

Constructing American Boyhood in Postwar Hollywood Films Peter W.Y. Lee ... 86 Aaron M. Duncan, Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream (New York: ...

Author: Peter W.Y. Lee

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978813489

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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After World War II, studies examining youth culture on the silver screen start with James Dean. But the angst that Dean symbolized—anxieties over parents, the “Establishment,” and the expectations of future citizen-soldiers—long predated Rebels without a Cause. Historians have largely overlooked how the Great Depression and World War II impacted and shaped the Cold War, and youth contributed to the national ideologies of family and freedom. From Dead Ends to Cold Warriors explores this gap by connecting facets of boyhood as represented in American film from the 1930s to the postwar years. From the Andy Hardy series to pictures such as The Search, Intruder in the Dust, and The Gunfighter, boy characters addressed larger concerns over the dysfunctional family unit, militarism, the “race question,” and the international scene as the Korean War began. Navigating the political, social, and economic milieus inside and outside of Hollywood, Peter W.Y. Lee demonstrates that continuities from the 1930s influenced the unique postwar moment, coalescing into anticommunism and the Cold War.
Categories: Performing Arts

Black Community Uplift and the Myth of the American Dream

Black Community Uplift and the Myth of the American Dream

ing some distance between themselves and U.S.-born black people. ... on such things as alcohol and in activities, such as gambling (Foner and Napoli 1978).

Author: Lori Latrice Martin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498579162

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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This book analyzes enduring racial divides in homeownership, work, and income using the politics of respectability concept. It also examines an alternative way of understanding the Black Lives Matter movement, NFL protests, and challenges facing various black ethnic groups.
Categories: Social Science

Asia and the Future of Football

Asia and the Future of Football

... Parissa Safai and Jessica Fraser-Thomas Asian American Athletes in Sport ... a Global Context Jamie Cleland Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream ...

Author: Ben Weinberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317576327

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Football is the most popular sport in the world. Globalisation and commercialisation of the game, however, have created new conflicts and challenges. This book explores the role of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) within the rising significance of football in Asia, drawing on three key theoretical perspectives: globalisation, neo-institutionalism and governance, as well as comprehensive data from interviews and archive material. It explores the organisational structure of AFC, its decision-making processes, relations with other actors, and policies put forward. To understand the specificities AFC has faced in its 60-year history, the broader historical, political, economic, socio-cultural and geographic contexts of football in Asia are taken into account.
Categories: Social Science

Endurance Running

Endurance Running

... Robert E. Rinehart and Jayne Caudwell A Sociology of Football in a Global Context Jamie Cleland Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream Aaron M.

Author: William Bridel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317609384

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

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Running is a fundamental human activity and holds an important place in popular culture. In recent decades it has exploded in popularity as a leisure pursuit, with marathons and endurance challenges exerting a strong fascination. Endurance Running is the first collection of original qualitative research to examine distance running through a socio-cultural lens, with a general objective of understanding the concept and meaning of endurance historically and in contemporary times. Adopting diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to explore topics such as historical conceptualizations of endurance, lived experiences of endurance running, and the meaning of endurance in individual lives, the book reveals how the biological, historical, psychological, and sociological converge to form contextually specific ideas about endurance running and runners. Endurance Running is an essential book for anybody researching across the entire spectrum of endurance sports and fascinating reading for anybody working in the sociology of sport or the body, cultural studies or behavioural science.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Beyond Sport for Development and Peace

Beyond Sport for Development and Peace

... Parissa Safai and Jessica Fraser-Thomas Asian American Athletes in Sport ... a Global Context Jamie Cleland Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream ...

Author: Lyndsay M. C. Hayhurst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317615491

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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Debates around the ‘sport for development and peace’ (SDP) movement have entered a new phase, moving on from simple questions surrounding the utility of sport as a tool of international development. Beyond Sport for Development and Peace argues that critical research and new perspectives and methodologies are necessary to balance the local aspects and global influences of sport and to better understand the power relations embedded in SDP on a transnational scale. As the era of the Millennium Development Goals gives way to a new agenda for sustainable development, this book considers the position of SDP. The book brings together contributors from 15 different countries across the developed and developing worlds, including academic researchers and ‘on the ground’ experts, practitioners and policy-makers, to provide one of the most diverse set of perspectives assembled in SDP scholarship. Looking to the renewed development agenda, its authors explore theoretical, policy and practical dimensions that address the broadening geographical and cultural spread of SDP, the emergence of issues such as child protection within it, its increased capacity for critical reflection on practice, and its potential for new collaborative approaches to knowledge production. Through its combination of academically-led chapters paired with practice-oriented ‘responses’ it offers an important reconceptualization of SDP as a contributor to development policy, and opens up important new avenues for studying and ‘practising’ SDP. Beyond Sport for Development and Peace is therefore essential reading for all researchers, advanced students, policy-makers and practitioners working in sport development or international development.
Categories: Social Science

Skateboarding

Skateboarding

... Robert E. Rinehart and Jayne Caudwell A Sociology of Football in a Global Context Jamie Cleland Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream Aaron M.

Author: Kara-Jane Lombard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317570479

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

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This book explores the cultural, social, spatial, and political dynamics of skateboarding, drawing on contributions from leading international experts across a range of disciplines, such as sociology and philosophy of sport, architecture, anthropology, ecology, cultural studies, sociology, geography, and other fields. Part I critiques the ethos of skateboarding, its cultures and scenes, global trajectory, and the meanings it holds. Part II critically examines skateboarding in terms of space and sites, and Part III explores shifts that have occurred in skateboarding’s history around mainstreaming, commercialization, professionalization, neoliberalization and creative cities.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Football in Neo Liberal Times

Football in Neo Liberal Times

... Robert E. Rinehart and Jayne Caudwell 43 A Sociology of Football in a Global Context Jamie Cleland 44 Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream Aaron ...

Author: Peter Kennedy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317576266

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 164

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This book offers an original Marxist critique of the European football business. It argues that the Marxist account of the difference between profits and surplus value is crucial to an understanding of the fluid and contradictory nature of the commodification of football. Section one analyses the nature of modern professional football and section two highlights attempts, via government agency and football clubs, to corral fans into ever greater identification with business logic aimed at breaking traditional social relations. Section three draws on a number of cases studies across Europe, to analyse how some fans are attempting to mount a counter ideological response to the assault of neo-liberalism on the game.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Femininity Feminism and Recreational Pole Dancing

Femininity  Feminism and Recreational Pole Dancing

... Robert E. Rinehart and Jayne Caudwell 43 A Sociology of Football in a Global Context Jamie Cleland 44 Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream Aaron ...

Author: Kerry Griffiths

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317649182

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 142

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This book explores the phenomenon of pole dancing as an increasingly popular fitness and leisure activity for women. It moves beyond previous debates surrounding the empowering or degrading nature of pole dancing classes, and instead explores the complexities of these concepts and highlights that women participating in this practice cannot be seen as one dimensional. Femininity, Feminism and Recreational Pole Dancing explores the construction, negotiation and presentation of a gendered and classed identity and self through participation in pole dancing, the meaning of pole dancing as a fitness practice for women, and the concepts of community and friendship as developed through classes. Using empirical research, the book uncovers the stories and experiences of the women who participate in these classes, and examines what the mainstreaming of this type of sexualised dance means for the women who practice it. Pole dancing is shown to be a practice in which female identities are negotiated, performed and enacted and this book positions pole dancing as an activity which both reinforces but also presents some challenge to ideas of feminism and femininity for the women that participate. Women's participation in pole dancing is described in a discourse of choice and control, yet this book argues that the decision to participate is somewhat constructed by the advertising of these classes as enabling women to create a particular desirable self, which is perpetuated throughout our culture as the ‘ideal’. Exploring the ways in which women attempt to manage impressions and present themselves as ‘respectable’, the book examines how women wish to dis-identify with both women who work as strippers and women who are feminist, seeing both identities as contradictory to the feminine image that they pursue. The book explores the capacity of these classes to offer women some feelings of agency but challenges the idea that participating in pole dancing can offer collective empowerment. The book ultimately argues that women’s participation can be viewed both in terms of their active engagement and enjoyment of these classes and in terms of the structures and pressures which continue to shape their lives. This timely publication explores the complexity of the pole dancing phenomenon and highlights a range of questions surrounding this activity as a leisure form. It will be a valuable contribution to those interested in women’s and gender studies, cultural studies, feminism, sociology and leisure studies.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Female Fans of the NFL

Female Fans of the NFL

... Robert E. Rinehart and Jayne Caudwell 43 A Sociology of Football in a Global Context Jamie Cleland 44 Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream Aaron ...

Author: Anne Cunningham Osborne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317663799

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 230

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In the past, sport, particularly football, has been defined as a male domain. Women’s interest stereotypically ranges from gentle tolerance to active resistance. But increasingly, women are proudly identifying themselves as supporters of their teams, and have become highly desirable audiences for sport organizations and merchandisers. Football provides a unique site at which to examine the complex interplay between three theoretical areas: identity formation and maintenance, commercialization of cultural practices, and gender hegemony. This book explores how women experience their fandom, and what barriers exist for the female fan.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The War on Drugs in Sport

The War on Drugs in Sport

... Robert E. Rinehart and Jayne Caudwell A Sociology of Football in a Global Context Jamie Cleland Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream Aaron M.

Author: Vanessa McDermott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317607939

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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This book is an innovative and compelling work that develops a modified moral panic model illustrated by the drugs in sport debate. Drawing on Max Weber’s work on moral authority and legitimacy, McDermott argues that doping scandals create a crisis of legitimacy for sport governing bodies and other elite groups. This crisis leads to a moral panic, where the issue at stake for elite groups is perceptions of their organizational legitimacy. The book highlights the role of the media as a site where claims to legitimacy are made, and contested, contributing to the social construction of a moral panic. The book explores the way regulatory responses, in this case anti-doping policies in sport, reflect the interests of elite groups and the impact of those responses on individuals, or "folk devils." The War on Drugs in Sport makes a key contribution to moral panic theory by adapting Goode and Ben-Yehuda’s moral panic model to capture the diversity of interests and complex relationships between elite groups. The difference between this book and others in the field is its application of a new theoretical perspective, supported by well-researched empirical evidence.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Handbook of Research on Supporting Social and Emotional Development Through Literacy Education

Handbook of Research on Supporting Social and Emotional Development Through Literacy Education

Gambling with the myth of the American dream . Routledge Research in Sport Culture and Society . doi : 10.4324 / 9781315718262 Duncan - Andrade ...

Author: Tussey, Jill

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799874669

Category: Education

Page: 571

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The social and emotional welfare of students in both K-12 and higher education settings has become increasingly important during the third decade of the 21st century, as students face a variety of social-emotional learning (SEL) challenges related to a multitude of internal and external factors. As concepts around traditional literacy education evolve and become more culturally and linguistically relevant, the connections between SEL and academic literacy opportunities warrant considerable exploration. The Handbook of Research on Supporting Social and Emotional Development Through Literacy Education develops a conceptual framework around pedagogical connections to social and emotional teaching and learning within K-12 literacy practices. This text provides a variety of research and practice protocols supporting student success through the integration of SEL and literacy across grade levels. Covering topics such as culturally relevant literacy, digital literacy, and content-area literacy, this handbook is essential for curriculum directors, education faculty, instructional facilitators, literacy professionals, practicing teachers, pre-service teachers, professional development coordinators, school counselors, teacher preparation programs, academicians, researchers, and students.
Categories: Education

The Mythology of Horses

The Mythology of Horses

Our best American myths come from the racetrack, or from the mythos of the track, anyway. Such tales usually revolve around high-stakes gambling and the ...

Author: Gerald Hausman

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307824752

Category: Pets

Page: 288

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An extraordinary collection of myths and facts about horses, their honored place in human history, and the mystique that has surrounded them in cultures around the globe. Horses have always held a mystical sway over the human imagination; no other creature has inspired the same reverence or cross-cultural fascination. The Mythology of Horses offers a comprehensive look at horse breeds around the world, exploring their heritage, physical attributes, and place in human society, as well as the folklore, popular mythology, and true stories surrounding each breed. In this evocative, one-of-a-kind reference, folklorists Gerald and Loretta Hausman present stories from breeders, Olympic equestrians, and cowboys, along with tales about famous horse owners from Buffalo Bill to Roy Rogers, Genghis Khan to Napoleon. Vividly capturing the aura that has surrounded horses throughout time, this collection will fascinate horse lovers of all kinds.
Categories: Pets

The National Gambling Impact Study Commission

The National Gambling Impact Study Commission

Final Report National Gambling Impact and Policy Commission (U.S.) ... do we promote the pursuit of the American Dream through hard work and diligence -- or ...

Author: National Gambling Impact and Policy Commission (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754071462216

Category: Electronic government information

Page:

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Categories: Electronic government information

National Gambling Impact Study Commission Final Report

National Gambling Impact Study Commission Final Report

We need to ask ourselves: do we promote the pursuit of the American Dream through hard work and diligence~or through a roll of the dice?

Author: Ben Nighthorse Campbell

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0756707013

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Hearing on the final report issued by the NGISC and released June 18, 1999. The NGISC, created in 1996, was charged with studying the social and econ. impacts of State lotteries, casinos, parimut. betting, Indian gaming and other forms of gambling. Includes recommend. on how to address what the NGISC sees as problems assoc. with the gambling industry. Indian gaming has grown substantially and today generates $6.7 billion annually for those tribes that have gaming operations. This hearing considers: the reg'y. structures of Indian gaming; whether labor laws should apply to these activ.; resolving State to tribal impasses over gaming negot.; and Internet gambling.
Categories: Social Science