Submission Type


Session Title

Session 3-1-G


The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

9-6-2016 8:30 AM

End Date

9-6-2016 10:00 AM


Mental and Social Health | Psychology | Sociology | Substance Abuse and Addiction


Gambling, Goffman, Erving, Nevada--Las Vegas, Risk-taking (Psychology)


Audio recording of this panel is attached as a downloadable MP3 audio file, 81.8 MB.

Audio recording includes:

Moderator: Gerda Reith, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Goffman, Fatefulness, and the Changing Gambling Scene

James Cosgrave, Trent University, Ontario

Goffman and Edgework: Risk Taking in Contemporary Society

Stephen Lyng, Carthage College, Wisconsin

This presentation begins at 19:50

Eventfulness, Fatefulness, and Commodification of Risk

Dmitri Shalin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

This presentation begins at 42:55

Question and Answer period begins at 1:02:00

The following presenter is not recorded:

Canada Gambler’s Habitus: Goffman, Bourdieu, and Gaming Fields

Jeffrey J. Sallaz, University of Arizona

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Jun 9th, 8:30 AM Jun 9th, 10:00 AM

The Changing Landscapes of Risk Taking: Erving Goffman, Fatefulness, and the Bureaucratization of Everyday Life

The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada