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Cohen's research focuses on state-level gambling policy as it relates to issues of economic inequality and state-level tax policy. Overarching themes in Cohen's writings include changing rates in social mobility, the consequences of deindustrialization, and the role of the state in promoting the spread of gambling.
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Provides a closer look at the shifting economic, cultural, religious, and political conditions that facilitated gambling’s expansion and prominence in American consumerism and popular culture.
Explores what scholars, critics, and other authors since the early 1970s have written concerning what I call the "rock-religion phenomenon," i.e. the religious constructions of rock music and the experiences of spirituality and contact with the numinous through rock music.
Reveals the evolution of Springsteen's political consciousness proves more complex than previously discussed.
Analyzes the conditions that prompted shutdowns in Freehold, illustrating the role of broader market forces as well as internal company dynamics in driving capital flight.
Explains how instances of religious expression by astronauts aboard NASA spacecraft present a unique encounter between American space policy and legal jurisprudence.