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Betting Their Lives: The Close Relations of Problem Gamblers

Betting Their Lives: The Close Relations of Problem Gamblers

by Lorne Tepperman


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ISBN-13: 9780195430592
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/25/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 3.70(d)

About the Author

Lorne Tepperman is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and is the author of many important books on sociology in Canada. He co-edits a series of books on topics in Canadian sociology, as well as another series on current social issues in Canada. He has been an active member of the International Sociological Association for fifteen years, and among other roles has also been Chair of the Advisory Committee on Social Sciences, Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iv

I Problem Gambling

1 Introduction 3

2 Groups, Families, and Gambling: A Sociological Approach 19

3 The Research Project 52

II Gambling and Family Problems

4 Gamblers and Gambling Practices 71

5 Gambling Beliefs of Respondents 89

6 The Downward Spiral of Gambling 113

7 Worsening Family Relations 134

8 Lack of Spouse Awareness 158

9 Weak Couple Embeddedness 185

10 Inability to Promote Treatment and Change 210

11 Ability to Promote Treatment and Change 236

III Future Directions

12 What Have We Learned? 265

13 Recommendations for Treatment, Policy, and Research 286

14 Regulation Theory: A Statement and Proposed Tests 313

Works Cited 321

Index 340

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