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Loon, Joost van

Overview
Works: 38 works in 96 publications in 2 languages and 3,441 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Composer
Classifications: HM1101, 302.12
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Most widely held works by Joost van Loon
Media technology critical perspectives by Joost van Loon ( )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using philosophical and historical analysis, this book illustrates how throughout the course of society, different forms of media have helped to shape our perceptions, expectations and interpretations
The risk society and beyond critical issues for social theory by Barbara Adam ( )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ulrich Beck's best selling Risk Society established risk on the sociological agenda. It brought together a wide range of issues centering on environmental, health and personal risk, provided a rallying ground for researchers and activists in a variety of social movements and acted as a reference point for state and local policies in risk management. The Risk Society and Beyond charts the progress of Beck's ideas and traces their evolution. It demonstrates why the issues raised by Beck reverberate widely throughout social theory and covers the new risks that Beck did not foresee, associated with the emergence of new technologies, genetic and cybernetic. The book is unique because it offers both an introduction to the main arguments in Risk Society and develops a range of critical discussions of aspects of this and other works of Beck
Risk and technological culture towards a sociology of virulence by Joost van Loon ( )
15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The question as to whether we are now entering a risk society has become a key debate in contemporary social theory. Risk and Technological Culture presents a critical discussion of the main theories of risk - from Ulrich Beck's foundational work to that of his contemporaries such as Anthony Giddens and Scott Lash - and assesses the extent to which risk has impacted on modern societies. In this discussion Van Loon demonstrates how new technologies are transforming the character of risk and examines the relationship between technological culture and society through substantive chapters on topics such as waste, emerging viruses, communication technologies and urban disorders. In so doing this innovative new book extends the debate to encompass theorists such as Bruno Latour, Donna Haraway, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari and Jean-Francois Lyotard."--Jacket
Trust & co-operation : symbolic exchange and moral economies in an age of cultural differentiation ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Water, war and peace ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses why three immense river systems like the Nile in Egypt, the Amu Darya and Syr Darya in Central Asia were dammed. Explores the role that water plays in world crises, wars, and peace negotiations in the past, present, and future
Perils of pollution ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What happens when people intervene in natural environments that depend on fresh water? How do species survive in the Nabib Desert in South Africa and at Glen Canyon in the United States where a large dam obstructs the Colorado River? Examines the canalization of the Rhine, the shrinking of the fresh water wetlands in Holland, and natural damage caused by oil production in the Ecuadorian rainforest. Also discusses water pollution and the impact contaminated water has on public health
A price to pay ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines how the nature and politics of water transportation impact a growing number of people and enterprises around the world who depend on reliable water delivery. Visits the Massai in the Rift Valley in Africa where the ritual of water transportation is at the very core of life, and Santiago, Chile where an increase in water prices will help fund the decontamination of local rivers. Discusses the controversial issue of water pricing in diverse communities throughout the world, the prices charged by traditional water bearers in a bustling enclave in India, and the transition from governmental control of water to privatization in Great Britain
Fuel for farms and factories ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the lives of farmers around the world to see how water is managed and mismanaged, and how irrigation can deplete existing fresh water reservoirs. Visits a Japanese steel company that leads the industry in water conservation and environmental policies. Examines how the modern beer industry in Bangkok, Thailand uses water conservation and waste water reduction techniques
Body and soul ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Compares the domestic daily water use of three families in different geographical locations around the world. Illustrates how the standard of living determines how water availability per household. Also examines the spiritual role of water used in different religious cultures: purification, baptism, and cremation
Water, the drop of life ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These videos attempt to show how important and vulnerable the world's fresh water supply is. This series provides an in-depth look at water's role in agriculture, industry, pollution, religion, transportation and more
A dollar a day ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of six 52-minute programs that show what it means to live under the poverty line. Poverty presents endless challenges to the poor, from finding the next meal to getting a life-saving vaccine. The smallest misfortune (health issue, job loss, etc.) threatens survival. The six episodes profile entrepreneurs in Bolivia, housing issues in Bombay, cotton farmers in Mali and Texas, factory workers in China and nurses in Minnesota, health care in South Africa, and life in post-war Bosnia
Deconstructing the Dutch Utopia : sex education and teenage pregnancy in the Netherlands by Joost van Loon ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical perspectives by Joost van Loon ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book uses practical examples from both old and new media to illustrate how throughout the course of societym different forms of media have helped to shape our perceptions, expectations and interpretations of reality
A dollar a day Price of cotton ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles cotton farmers in Mali and Texas, examining the global cotton market prices and subsidies in the United States
Risk in a technological age by Joost van Loon ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Violence & mediation : figuring-out the racial matrix of 1992 L.A. riots by Joost van Loon ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Koerden in Den Haag : in de marges van het migrantenbeleid by Joost van Loon ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in Dutch and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethnography : a critical turn in cultural studies by Joost van Loon ( )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interaction between paint and wood by Joost van Loon ( )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assemblages ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Loon Joost Van
Van Loon, Joost.
Van Loon, Joost, 1967-
Languages
English (76)
Dutch (1)
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