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dc.contributor.authorKwek, Shu Yun.-
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-18T04:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2009-03-18T04:00:01Z-
dc.date.copyright2009en_US
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/14984-
dc.description.abstractThis research explores the links between the state, Singapore residents and the ‘culture’ of 4-Digit and Toto gambling in Singapore. Drawing from qualitative interviews with Singapore residents and participant observation in various Singapore Pools betting outlets, I explored the ways in which Singapore residents perceive 4D and Toto gambling as a part of their everyday lives. My findings revealed that 4D and Toto gambling is increasingly seen as a form of leisure activity and its appeal cuts across age, class and ethnic lines. The aims of this exploratory study are three-fold: (1) to examine that role of the state in organizing gambling as an industry, (2) offer an account of the social meanings and motivations behind 4D and Toto gambling and (3) explore the sociological paradox of the coexistence of formal rationality and ideas about chance and ‘luck’ in sustaining gambling as an industry and as a part of everyday life.en_US
dc.format.extent30 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social devianceen_US
dc.titleChasing the dream : the culture of 4D and Toto in Singapore.en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorKwok Kian Woon Anthonyen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
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