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020 _a9780691160887 (paperback)
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050 0 0 _aHV6721.L3
_bS38 2012
082 0 4 _a362.25 SCH
100 1 _aSchüll, Natasha Dow,
245 1 0 _aAddiction by design :
_bmachine gambling in las vegas /
_cNatasha Dow Schüll.
264 1 _aPrinceton, NJ :
_bPrinceton University Press,
300 _axi, 442 pages :
_billustrations ;
_c24 cm
336 _2rdacontent
337 _2rdamedia
338 _2rdacarrier
500 _aDescription based upon print version of record. Includes bibliographical references and index.
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 385-423) and index.
505 _aCover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Note on Informant Anonymity; Introduction: Mapping the Machine Zone; Part One: Design; 1. Interior Design for Interior States: Architecture, Ambience, and Affect; 2. Engineering Experience: The Productive Economy of Player-Centric Design; 3. Programming Chance: The Calculation of Enchantment; Part Two: Feedback; 4. Matching the Market: Innovation, Intensification, Habituation; 5. Live Data: Tracking Players, Guiding Play; 6. Perfect Contingency: From Control to Compulsion; Part Three: Addiction. 7. Gambled Away: Liquidating Life8. Overdrive: Chasing Loss, Playing to Extinction; Part Four: Adjustment; 9. Balancing Acts: The Double Bind of Therapeutics; 10. Fix Upon Fix: Recipes for Regulating Risk; Conclusion: Raising the Stakes; Notes; References; Index.
520 _aRecent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Addiction by Design takes readers into the intriguing world of machine gambling, an increasingly popular and absorbing form of play that blurs the line between human and machine, compulsion and control, risk and reward. Drawing on fifteen years of field research in Las Vegas, anthropologist Natasha Dow Schüll shows how the mechanical rhythm of electronic gambling pulls players into a trancelike state they call.
650 0 _aGambling
_zLas vegas.
650 0 _aCompulsive gambling
_zLas vegas.
650 0 _aGambling
_xEquipment and supplies
_zLas vegas.
650 0 _aCasinos
_zLas vegas.
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