Document Type

Podcast

Publication Date

5-9-2013

Publisher

UNLV Center for Gaming Research

Abstract

In this Gaming Research Colloquium talk, Courtwright (Presidential Professor, Department of History, University of North Florida) discusses three overlapping features of modern history: the global spread of potentially addictive pleasures, limbic capitalism (the production of goods and services that stimulate pleasure and emotional responses in the brain), and the rise of pleasure meccas. He traces the economic, social, technological, and ideological changes that led to the rise of the meccas, and several potential challenges to them.

Keywords

Compulsive behavior; Nevada – Las Vegas; Pleasure

Disciplines

Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Leisure Studies | Tourism and Travel

Language

English

Comments

MP3 Audio file size: 47.0 megabytes

Attached file: Flyer

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