Qualitative Research in Gambling: Exploring the Production and Consumption of Risk

Qualitative Research in Gambling: Exploring the Production and Consumption of Risk

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ISBN-13: 9781138924550
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Rebecca Cassidy is a Professor of Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has written two monographs about horseracing and betting in Britain and the United States. Her current project, supported by the European Research Council, uses ethnographic methods to study gambling environments in Europe.

Andrea Pisac is a research fellow in Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her PhD dissertation explores how foreign books travelling to the UK readership create textual authenticity and authority. Her postdoctoral research focuses on casino and card gambling in Slovenia and its neighbouring region.

Claire Loussouarn is a Research Fellow in Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her PhD dissertation explores casino gambling among Chinese migrants in London while her postdoctoral research focuses on the British spread betting industry. Her interests include money, temporality, luck, technology, risk and exchange.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Rebecca Cassidy, Claire Loussouarn, Andrea Pisac Border I: Between Methods Chapter 1. Making Money with Money: Reflections of a Betting Man - Keith Hart Chapter 2. The Socio-Temporal Dynamics of Gambling: Narratives of Change over Time - Gerda Reith and Fiona Dobbie Chapter 3. Gambling Histories: Writing the Past in the Present - David Miers Border II: Border Crossings Chapter 4. Croupiers’ Sleight of Mind: Playing With Unmanaged ‘Spaces’ In the Casino Industry - Andrea Pisac Chapter 5. Partial Convergence: Social Gaming and Real Money Gambling - Rebecca Cassidy Chapter 6. Turning The Tables: The Global Gambling Industry’s Crusade to Sell Slots in Macau - Natasha Dow Schüll Chapter 7. ‘Never a Dull Day’: Exploring the Material Organization of Virtual Gambling - Ghazaleh Gariban, Sytze F. Kingma And Natalia Zborowska Border III: Between Worlds Chapter 8. ‘Playing Properly’: Casinos, Blackjack, and Cultural Intimacy in Cyprus - Julie Scott Chapter 9. Betting On People: Bookmaking at Delhi Racecourse - Stine Simonsen Puri Chapter 10. Bad Luck, Slippery Money and the South African Lottery - Ilana Van Wyk Chapter 11. One-Man One-Man’: How Slot-Machines Facilitate Papua New Guineans’ Shifting Relations to Each Other - Anthony Pickles Border IV: Between Investment and Gambling Chapter 12. Weather Trading In London: Distinguishing Finance from Gambling - Samuel Randalls Chapter 13. ‘If You Don't Care For Your Money, It Won't Care For You’: Chronotopes of Risk and Return in Chinese Wealth Management - Lily Chumley And Jing Wang Chapter 14. Playing the Market? The Role of Risk, Uncertainty and Authority in the Construction of Stock Market Forecasts - Stefan Leins Chapter 15. Spread Betting and the City of London - Claire Loussouarn

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