authors:Vicki Abt, Martin C. McGurrin
published in: 1992
summary: Human existence is rooted in the individual's confrontation with risk from birth through death. Factors beyond individual control constantly produce random threats to the individual's welfare. The anxieties created by these events often cannot be resolved by the individual, but require the explanatory support of cultural values and belief systems. These values and belief systems allow a sense that socially managed activities can reduce adverse consequences to the individual in the face of random circumstances. This paper discusses the relationships among public policy, American values, and gambling as a cultural buffer to existential anxieties caused by chance events.
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type: article in serial publication
is part of a publication: Journal of Gambling Studies
copyright: © Springer
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 413 - end page: 420
keywords: America , commercial gambling , gambling , risk
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