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Loon, Joost van

Overview
Works: 34 works in 95 publications in 3 languages and 4,185 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HM1101, 302.12
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joost van Loon
The risk society and beyond : critical issues for social theory by Barbara Adam( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ulrich Beck's Risk Society established risk on the sociological agenda. It brought together a wide range of issues centring on environmental, health and personal risk. It provided a rallying ground for researchers and activists in a variety of social movements and became a reference point for state and local policies in risk management." "The Risk Society and Beyond charts the progress of Beck's ideas, traces their evolution and demonstrates why the issues raised by Beck reverberate throughout social theory." "Covering new risks that Beck did not foresee, associated with the emergence of new technologies, genetic and cybernetic, The Risk Society and Beyond is unique because it offers the reader both an introduction to the main arguments in Risk Society and develops a range of critical discussions of aspects of this and other works by Beck. This book also includes a reply to his critics from Beck himself."--Jacket
Risk and technological culture : towards a sociology of virulence by Joost van Loon( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 280 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
Media technology : critical perspectives by Joost van Loon( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 230 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
Perils of pollution( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 48 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
Water, war and peace( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 48 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
Fuel for farms and factories( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 47 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
A price to pay( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 45 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
Body and soul( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 44 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
Philosophie des Ortes Reflexionen zum Spatial Turn in den Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften by Annika Schlitte( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover Philosophie des Ortes; Inhalt; Einleitung: Philosophie des Ortes; Vom Raum zum Ort - und zurück; Das Erhabene als Ortserfahrung; Religiöse Orte und gelebter Raum; Questioning 'situated cognition'; Can Place Prehend Philosophy?; The Taking Place of Risk; Orte der Technik; Afropolitans All?;" Nowhere Was Somewhere"; Der Ort des Gewesenen;" Wohnen bedeutet, an einem bestimmten Ort zu Hause zu sein"; Autorinnen und Autoren
The endless search( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how improved water management, water conservation campaigns, and revolutionary techniques of water use can lessen the consequences of scarcity, and how technical innovations that create a stable production of fresh water out of sea water, brackish water, and even waste water are needed. Visits the Johnson Space Flight Center which is developing new technologies that may one day help us preserve water both in space and on Earth. Discusses reverse osmosis, a promising method for reducing the cost of desalination. Examines how the Japanese harvest many varieties of seaweed, and how farmers along the coast of Europe and North America may farm native sea vegetables on a larger scale in the future
Trust & co-operation : symbolic exchange and moral economies in an age of cultural differentiation( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water, the drop of life( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six part series, originally broadcast on PBS, explores the complex global issues of water use and conservation and provides an in-depth look at water's role in agriculture, industry, religion, and transportation. Attempts to show how important and vulnerable the world's fresh water supply is
Water, the drop of life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The issue of balance between Mother Nature and all living things; and what happens to that balance when man begins to intervene in nature's environments that depend on fresh water. How do species survive in the Nabib Desert in South Africa and at Glen Canyon in the USA. where the once wild Colorado River is obstructed by a large dam? There is a look at the canalization of the Rhine and the shrinking of fresh water wetlands in Holland, and the Ecuadorian rainforest where nature is damaged by oil production. Concerns about the health of both scarce and water-abundant environments are growing. Reallocating fresh water to the environment has started, highlighting the evermore ominous and highly charged issue of pollution. Contaminated water has direct and important consequences for public health. In 1854, a cholera epidemic in Western Europe initiated a new awareness. Perhaps the most deadly and widespread, yet most preventable, waterborne disease is diarrhea
Water, the drop of life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode is a close look at why three immense river systems like the Nile in Egypt, the Amu Darya and Syr Darya in Central Asia were dammed. This episode explores the role that water plays in world crises; yesterday, today, and most certainly in the future, when m ore people might be driven to war over water. However, water is also imaginable as a stake for peace negotiations. The negotiations over the water rights are still tense. In the Middle East, disputes over water are as old as the stones of Biblical times
Water, the drop of life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the lives of farmers across the globe to see how water is managed and/or mismanaged. While irrigation seems to be the key to successful agriculture, it does however have severe drawbacks, such as over exploitation of existing fresh water reservoirs. There are industries that need huge amounts of water in their production process: paper, steel and beer. A Japanese steel company is leading the industry in its water conservation and environmental policies. A modern beer industry in Bangkok, Thailand uses water conservation and wastewater reduction techniques
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
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

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
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
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

 
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The risk society and beyond : critical issues for social theory
Alternative Names
Loon Joost Van

Van Loon, Joost.

Van Loon, Joost 1967-

Languages
English (72)

German (3)

Dutch (1)

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Risk and technological culture : towards a sociology of virulenceMedia technology : critical perspectivesCritical perspectives