By Aaron M. Duncan
This book explores the increase and elevated attractiveness of playing in the US, fairly the expansion of the sport of poker, as a method for interpreting adjustments to the yankee Dream and the danger society. Poker either opinions and reinterprets the parable of the yankee Dream, placing better emphasis at the significance of good fortune and threat administration whereas deemphasizing the significance of honesty and difficult paintings. Duncan discusses the historical past of playing in the United States, alterations to the rhetoric surrounding playing, the depiction of poker within the Wild West as portrayed in movie, its contemporary upward push in reputation on tv, its present position in post-modern the US on the net, and destiny implications.
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Poker promotes and values a mindset of unabashed greed and social Darwinism. GAMBLING AS PLAY AND LEISURE Poker is one of the world’s oldest and most interesting games. Discourses about gambling as a leisurely activity and form of play are also prominent in both scholarly and popular literature. As Malaby (2007) argued, “Games . . are domains of contrived contingency, capable of generating emergent practices and interpretations, and are intimately connected with everyday life to a degree heretofore poorly understood” (p.