From antiquity to Australia: a brief account of gambling
Caltabiano, N.J. (2004) From antiquity to Australia: a brief account of gambling. eCOMMUNITY International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction, 1 (1). pp. 16-19.
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Gambling has long been known as a form of addiction, the effects of which can be devastating for the individuals involved. However, it is also a pervasive cultural phenomenon that has been a fascination and a temptation for cultures from antiquity to the present. This paper begins with a historical account of the fascination with gambling and then proceeds to an account of gambling in Australia's history, as well as its current status in national and regional Australian society. Furthermore, a number of key features of gambling, which seem to be trans-historical and trans-cultural, will be discussed.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
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|Keywords:||gambling, addiction, literature (gambling), Australian perspectives, games-of-chance|
|FoR Codes:||17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||04 Oct 2006|
|Last Modified:||14 Feb 2011 01:21|
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