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Risk and culture : an essay on the selection of technical and environmental dangers

Author: Mary Douglas; Aaron B Wildavsky
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1983, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st pbk. printView all editions and formats
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How, then, do people decide which risks to take and which to ignore? On what basis are certain dangers guarded against and others relegated to secondary status? This book explores how we decide what  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Douglas; Aaron B Wildavsky
ISBN: 0520050630 9780520050631
OCLC Number: 11250039
Description: ix, 221 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Mary Douglas and Aaron Wildavsky.

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"Offering what they call a 'cultural theory of risk perception, ' the authors suggest that peoples' complaints about hazards should never be taken at face value. One must look further to discover Read more...

 
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