Recent research in the socio-cultural domain of gaming and gambling: An annotated bibliography and critical overview
McGowan, Virginia Margaret
Alberta Gaming Research Institute
The purpose of this overview is to systematically identify and critically analyze the relevant scientific, descriptive, and policy-oriented literature in this area with the aim of providing a resource that will inform future research and development in gaming and gambling studies. Accordingly, this review constitutes a source document on gaming and gambling studies produced in the latter part of the twentieth century in English- and French-speaking countries. Studies are included that examine the distribution and patterning of gaming and gambling among population sub-groups; social structural factors influencing those patterns within the context of traditional and emerging norms, values and beliefs; and social impacts of gaming and gambling. Literature produced between 1980 and 2000 in North America, Europe, and non-European Commonwealth countries is included, as well as (in the critical overview) a summary of gaming and gambling among Blackfoot peoples, as recorded in ethnographic studies available through the electronic version of the Human Relations Area Files (eHRAF). A range of studies representing different methods and disciplines were included as this material was found in both published and unpublished (“grey literature”) forms. Materials were included if they were judged by the project team to comprise a significant contribution to the literature in this domain.
Gambling -- Social aspects -- Bibliography , Gambling -- Research -- Bibliography
McGowan, V., Droessler, D., Nixon, G., & Grimshaw, M. (2000). Recent research in the socio-cultural domain of gaming and gambling: An annotated bibliography and critical overview. Edmonton, AB: Alberta Gaming Research Institute.