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Risk society : towards a new modernity

Author: Ulrich Beck; Mark Ritter
Publisher: London ; Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1992.
Series: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Underpinning the analysis is the notion of the 'risk society'. The changing nature of society's relation to production and distribution is related to the environmental impact as a totalizing, globalizing economy based on scientific and technical knowledge becomes more central to social organization and social conflict."--Publisher's description.
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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; Mark Ritter
ISBN: 080398345X 9780803983458 0803983468 9780803983465
OCLC Number: 27088754
Description: 260 pages ; 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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