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Gendered risks

Author: Kelly Hannah-Moffat; Pat O'Malley
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge-Cavendish, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The shift toward 'government by risk' and the fore-fronting of 'risk consciousness' has not had the same impact on men and women alike. Complex and multiple understandings of femininity and masculinity inform risk thinking, as well as institutional and individual responses to various risks. This collection of international and interdisciplinary papers analyses what we currently known about gendered risks. It also  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Hannah-Moffat; Pat O'Malley
ISBN: 9781904385783 1904385788 0203940555 9780203940556
OCLC Number: 82172712
Notes: "A GlassHouse book."
Description: vi, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Gendered risks : an introduction / Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Pat O'Malley --
From familial disease to "genetic risk" : harnessing women's labour in the (co)production of scientific knowledge about breast cancer / Jessica Polzer, Ann Robertson --
The "decision trap" : how genetic counseling transforms pregnant women into managers of fetal risk profiles / Silja Samerski --
Risk, edgework, and masculinities / Stephen Lyng, Rick Matthews --
Engaging in a culture of barebacking : gay men and the risk of HIV prevention / Kane Race --
Criminal justice and "risky" masculinities / Gaynor Bramhall, Barbara Hudson --
Gender risks of retirement : the legal governance of defined contribution pensions in Canada / Mary Condon --
Risk and criminal victimization : exploring the fear of crime / Sandra Walklate --
Sentenced to treatment, sentenced to harm : women, risk, and the drug treatment courts / Dawn Moore, Tara Lyons --
Getting mad wi'it' : risk seeking by young women / Susan A. Batchelor --
Gendering dynamic risk : assessing and managing the maternal identities of women prisoners / Kelly Hannah-Moffat.
Responsibility: edited by Kelly Hannah-Moffat and Pat O'Malley.
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Explores the gendered aspects of risk. This book analyzes what is known and identifies some of the directions and challenges for research and theory that emerge from thinking of risk as a  Read more...

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