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Risk society : towards a new modernity

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: London ; Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1992.
Series: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
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Beck, Ulrich, 1944-
Risk society.
London ; Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1992
(OCoLC)652323818
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck
ISBN: 080398345X 9780803983458 0803983468 9780803983465
OCLC Number: 27088754
Description: 260 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Scott Lash and Brian Wynne --
Part I: Living on the volcano of civilization: the contours of the risk society. On the logic of wealth distribution and risk distribution ; The politics of knowledge in the risk society --
Part II: The individualization of social inequality: life forms and the demise of tradition. Beyond status and class? ; 'I am I': gendered space and conflict inside and outside the family ; Individualization, institutionalization and standardization: life situations and biographical patterns ; Destandardization of labor --
Part III: Reflexive modernization: on the generalization of science and politics. Science beyond truth and enlightenment? ; Opening up the political.
Series Title: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Other Titles: Risikogesellschaft.
Responsibility: Ulrich Beck ; translated by Mark Ritter.
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