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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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Risk society and beyond.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2000
(DLC) 00710519
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Adam; Ulrich Beck; Joost van Loon
ISBN: 1849202060 9781849202060 9780761964698 076196469X 9781446219539 1446219534 1282020536 9781282020535
OCLC Number: 489016056
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 232 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Repositioning Risk; the Challenge for Social Theory; PART I --
RECASTING RISK CULTURE; 1 --
Risk Society or Angst Society?Two Views of Risk, Consciousness and Community; 2 --
Risk Culture; 3 --
Risk, Trust and Scepticism in the Age of the New Genetics; PART II --
CHALLENGING BIG SCIENCE; 4 --
Nuclear Risks: Three Problematics; 5 --
Genotechnology: Three Challenges to Risk Legitimation; 6 --
Health and Responsibility: From SocialChange to Technological Change and Vice Versa; PART III --
MEDIATING TECHNOLOGIES OF RISK
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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