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The risk society and beyond : critical issues for social theory

Author: Barbara Adam; Ulrich Beck; Joost van Loon
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2000.
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"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  Read more...
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Risk society and beyond.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2000
(OCoLC)682371653
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Adam; Ulrich Beck; Joost van Loon
ISBN: 0761964681 9780761964681 076196469X 9780761964698
OCLC Number: 42834211
Description: vii, 232 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Repositioning risk : the challenge for social theory / Barbara Adam and Joost van Loon --
Risk society or angst society? Two views of risk, consciousness and community / Alan Scott --
Risk culture / Scott Lash --
Risk, trust and scepticism in the age of the new genetics / Hilary Rose --
Nuclear risks : three problematics / Alan Irwin, Stuart Allen and Ian Welsh --
Genotechnology : three challenges to risk legitimation / Lindsay Prior, Peter Glasner and Ruth McNally --
Health and responsibility : from social change to tecnological change and vice versa / Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim --
Child organ stealing stories : risk, rumour and reproductive technologies / Claudia Castañeda --
Liturgies of fear : biotechnology and culture / Howard Caygill --
Virtual risks in an age of cybernetic reproduction / Joost van Loon --
Worlds in action : information, instantaneity and global futures trading / Deirdre Boden --
Discourses of risk and utopia / Ruth Levitas --
Risk society revisited : theory, politics and research programmes / Ulrich Beck.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara Adam, Ulrich Beck, and Joost van Loon.
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Offers an introduction to the main arguments in Risk Society and develops a range of critical discussions of Ulrich Beck's thought.  Read more...

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