Toxic Masculinity, Casino Capitalism, and America's Favorite Card Game

The Poker Mindset

Authors: Manno, Andrew

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  • Examines poker as a gendered activity, and specifically how valued characteristics of orthodox masculinity are embedded in the rhetoric of the game, as well as in our larger culture
  • Connects the rise in poker's popularity to the increase of inter-related social problems, such as toxic masculinity, the impact of casino capitalism, and post-industrial worker disenfranchisement
  • ​Demonstrates how the Poker Mindset protects the status quo and reinforces orthodox masculine gender values, maintaining and exacerbating damaging systems of inequality
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Poker is a centuries-old American game. Why has it become so popular in the twenty-first century? What does current interest in the game tell us about ourselves and some of our most pressing social issues? In this timely and thought-provoking book, Andrew Manno offers important insights into the intersection of gaming, gender, and capitalism that illuminate how the shift to a casino capitalist economy—combined with a culture of toxic masculinity—impacts workers and how it has led to the rise of populism in the United States that manifested in the 2016 election of Donald Trump.

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Andrew Manno, Ph.D. is a Professor of English at Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey. He teaches courses in writing, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Men and Masculinities. His research focuses on masculinities and popular culture.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-40260-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-40259-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Toxic Masculinity, Casino Capitalism, and America's Favorite Card Game
Book Subtitle
The Poker Mindset
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40260-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40260-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40259-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 208
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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