Poker: The Parody of Capitalism

Poker: The Parody of Capitalism

Ole Bjerg

Poker is a unprecedented around the world phenomenon with significant social, cultural, and political implications, and "Poker: The Parody of Capitalism" investigates the sport of poker as a cultural expression of importance no longer not like paintings, literature, movie, or song. Tracing the historical past of poker and evaluating the evolution of the sport to the advance of capitalism, Ole Bjerg complicates frequent notions of "casino capitalism" and correspondingly facile and simplistic comparisons of past due capitalism and poker. via utilizing Slavoj Zižek's threefold contrast among imaginary-symbolic-real as a philosophical framework to investigate poker and to appreciate the fundamental innovations of the sport, Bjerg explores the structural features of poker when it comes to different video games, creating a transparent contrast among poker and different playing video games of natural likelihood reminiscent of roulette and craps. With its mixture of social concept and empirical learn, "Poker "offers a fascinating exploration of a cultural trend.

""Poker" is a theoretically refined, hugely unique and leading edge therapy of a modern social phenomenon, and contributes tremendously to our knowing of the character of latest capitalism."
"--Charles Livingstone, Monash college Australia"

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