Gambling Mapping the American Moral Landscape

ISBN-10: 1602581959
ISBN-13: 9781602581951
Edition: 2009
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 516
Size: 5.80" wide x 9.20" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Alan Wolfe is the director of the Boisi Center for Religion & American Public Life at Boston College, & author of the best-selling "One Nation After All".

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Politics and Policy of Gambling
The Importance of a Good Cause: Ends and Means in State Lotteries
The Politics of Sovereignty and Public Policy toward Gambling
Negotiating a Different Terrain: Morality, Policymaking, and Indian Gaming
New Politics, Same Old Vice: Gambling in the Twenty-first Century
Individual Behavior and Social Impact
Behavioral and Brain Measures of Risk-Taking
Gambling with the Family?
Gambling and Morality: A Neuropsychiatric Perspective
The Unproblematic Normalization of Gambling in America
Theology, Gambling, and Risk
The Memory of Sin: Gambling in Jewish Law and Ethics
Grace and Gambling
The Criminal Law of Gambling: A Puzzling History
Playing and Praying: What's Luck Got to Do with It?
Gambling in American Culture
Beyond Pathology: The Cultural Meanings of Gambling
Civic Values and "Education Lotteries": The Irony of Funding Public Education with Lottery Revenues
A Tale of Two "Sins": Regulation of Gambling and Tobacco
The Culture War Issue That Never Was: Why the Right and Left Have Overlooked Gambling
Notes
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index

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