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  • Ramp, William (Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly ReviewArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2002)
    Reviews the book "Society, Spirituality and the Sacred: A Social Scientific Introduction," by Donald S. Swenson.
  • Ramp, William (Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly ReviewArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2002)
    Reviews the book "Whitebread Protestants: Food and Religion in American Culture," by Daniel Sack.
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Currie, Shawn (National Association for Gambling Studies Inc.School of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociology, 2004)
    The development of effective problem gambling prevention programs is in its infancy. The present paper discusses results of randomized control trials of two programs that have been implemented in Alberta, Canada. The first ...
  • Ramp, William (Sociology of ReligionArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004)
    Reviews the book "Reappraising Durkheim for the Study and Teaching of Religion Today," edited by Thomas A. Idinopulos and Brian C. Wilson.
  • Laurendeau, Jason (Human KineticsArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004)
    This article undertakes a qualitative exploration of women’s and men’s songs in the skydiving community in order to explore the intersection of gender and sexuality in this context. Analyses reveal that men’s songs constrain ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Currie, Shawn; Davis, R. Meghan (National Association of Gambling Studies AustraliaSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociology, 2004-05)
    The development of effective problem gambling prevention programs is in its infancy. The present paper discusses results of randomized control trials of two programs that have been implemented in Alberta, Canada. The first ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of LethbridgeArts and Science, 2004-06-23)
    The present study reinvestigated the gaming revenue contributions of Ontario problem gamblers. An attempt was made to exclude out-of-province expenditures as well as revenues from non-Ontario residents. Better methods were ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Blackwell Publishing LimitedSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociology, 2004-12)
    The legitimacy of government-sponsored gambling and its continued expansion depends in part on the impact that gambling has on society and the extent to which gambling revenue is derived from vulnerable individuals. The ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason; Van Brunschot, Erin Gibbs (Taylor & FrancisArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006)
    In this article, we draw on participant observation and interview data to explore risk and social control in skydiving. We explore Lyng’s (1990) concept of edgework, and argue that too little attention has been paid to the ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason (University of California PressArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006)
    Exploring Lyng’s notion of “edgework,” this article draws on ethnographic data to explore the ways skydivers create and sustain the belief that they can maintain control while working the “edge” in this sport. The article ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Nowatzki, Nadine (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006-04)
    University students from southern Alberta (n = 585) were administered a questionnaire to assess their gambling behaviour. Seventy-two percent reported gambling in the past 6 months, with the most common types being lotteries ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (ElsevierArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007)
    In light of continued and rapid expansion, and in light of existing ambiguities and gaps in current knowledge, this chapter seeks to highlight the major trends and issues associated with Internet gambling today. This is ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J.; Lawton, Paul K. (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-06)
    At a time when land-based gambling opportunities are widely available, why might some people choose or prefer to gamble on the Internet? We investigate this question using qualitative and quantitative data collected from ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (SageArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-06)
    Internet gambling is legal in many jurisdictions around the world, and observers predict that it is simply a matter of time before various North American governments, in Canada and the USA, take steps towards legalizing ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre, Guelph, Ontario, CANADA.School of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-08-31)
    This review is an attempt to comprehensively identify and synthesize the literature concerning Internet gambling.
  • Laurendeau, Jason (Human KineticsArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridge, 2008)
    Recently, a number of researchers have drawn on Lyng’s (1990) theorization of the concept of edgework in explorations of voluntary risk activities in late modernity. Unfortunately, a theoretical consideration of how these ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason; Sharara, Nancy (SageArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridge, 2008)
    This article examines two action sports—skydiving and snowboarding—as cases of women on men’s turf and explores the construction of gender in the ways women negotiate space in these male-dominated arenas. It investigates ...
  • el-Guebaly, Nady; Casey, David M.; Hodgins, David C.; Smith, Garry J.; Williams, Robert J.; Schopflocher, Don P.; Wood, Robert T. (SpringerHealth SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of CalgaryUniversity of Alberta, 2008-12)
    Longitudinal research on the determinants of gambling behavior is sparse. This article briefly reviews the previous seventeen longitudinally designed studies, focusing on the methodology for each study. This is followed ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (Final Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre; Guelph, OntarioArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009-01-05)
    Beginning in the early to mid-1990s, as Internet access expanded into workplaces and private residences, gamblers in Western societies were introduced to a new realm of gambling opportunities, based on the Internet. Each ...
  • Martha, Cecile; Laurendeau, Jason (Human KineticsArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridge, 2010)
    This poper examined how risk sports practitioners, compared with those of the average sports participant, perceive their abilities to manage risks (AMR) and their vulnerability to a serious injury (VSI) whilst participating. ...

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