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Risk society : towards a new modernity

Author: Ulrich Beck; Mark Ritter
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, New Delhi : Sage Publications, 2004.
Series: Theory, culture & society
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Underpinning this examination of Western societies is the notion of the 'risk society'. The changing nature of society's relation to production and distribution is related to the environmental impact  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck; Mark Ritter
ISBN: 080398345X 9780803983458 0803983468 9780803983465
OCLC Number: 55515135
Description: 260 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction - Scott Lash and Brian Wynne PART ONE: 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 TWO: THE INDIVIDUALIZATION OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY - LIFE-FORMS AND THE DEMISE OF TRADITION Beyond Status and Class? 'I am I' Gendered Space and the Conflict Inside and Outside the Family Individualization, Institutionalization and Standardization Life Situations and Biographical Patterns De-Standardization of Labour PART THREE: REFLEXIVE MODERNIZATION: ON THE GENERALIZATION OF SCIENCE AND POLITICS Science Beyond Truth and Enlightenment? Opening up the Political
Series Title: Theory, culture & society
Other Titles: Towards a new modernity.
Responsibility: Ulrich Beck ; translated by Mark Ritter.

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