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The Dostoevsky Effect: Problem Gambling and the Origins of Addiction

Lorne Tepperman ... [and others]
Format
Book
Published
Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
9780195449129, 0195449126
Related Resources
Table of contents only Publisher description Contributor biographical information
Summary
A team of University of Toronto sociologists examined Fyodor Dostoyevsky's life to determine the origins of his gambling addiction and draw interesting parallels with the experience of modern day gamblers that they interviewed and took bibliographical accounts from in their study of Toronto area residents.
Contents
  • An introduction to Dostoevsky's life
  • Gambling in nineteenth-century Russia
  • What do Dostoevsky's novels tell us?
  • Explanations of Dostoevsky's gambling
  • Childhood distress
  • Adult stresses
  • Maladaptive coping
  • How gambling makes life worse
  • Opportunity and acceptability
  • Learning at home and in the community
  • How do non-problem gambling families compare?
  • The gambler, then and now
  • Lessons from and for Dostoevsky
  • Implications of this research for gambling policy and childrearing
  • Appendix 1 : The theoretical framework
  • Appendix 2 : How we did this study.
Description
vi, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-349) and index.
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