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Risks, identities and the everyday

Author: Julie Scott Jones; Jayne Raisborough
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, Eng. ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Risks, Identities and the Everyday focuses on the individual and the lived experience of everyday risks - an interesting departure from the more recent focus on risk from a macro level. The contributors look at risk and how perceptions of risk, risk taking and risk assessment increasingly dominate our everyday lives and explore it in a variety of settings not previously associated with risk theory, including:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Risks, identities and the everyday.
Aldershot, Hants, Eng. ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007
(DLC) 2007031787
(OCoLC)163593825
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Scott Jones; Jayne Raisborough
ISBN: 9780754685401 0754685403
OCLC Number: 318650065
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 135 pages)
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: Introduction: situating risk in the everyday / Julie Scott Jones and Jayne Raisborough --
Contexts of choice : the risky business of elective cosmetic surgery / Jayne Raisborough --
"Fearing the worse, hoping for the best" : the discursive construction of risk in pregnancy / Dawn. S. Jones --
PE kits, playgrounds & pain : an exploration of children's experiences of risk, pain and injury in sport / Lara Killick --
Talking risks : constructing desired masculinities / David Merryweather --
Violence, risk and identity : "doing gender" or negotiation of structural barriers to non-violent alternatives? / Wendy Laverick --
"Get with the programme" : human resource management a risky strategy? / Sal Watt --
'Are we there yet? ': negotiating transitions and meaning crisis in young adults / Julie Scott Jones --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Julie Scott Jones, Jayne Raisborough.

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Explains risk and how perceptions of risk, risk taking, and risk assessment dominate our everyday lives and explores it in a variety of settings. This book interrogates the rational self at the heart  Read more...

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'A welcome addition to the rapidly growing field of risk studies, this book provides thoughtful empirical analyses of quite ordinary everyday 'risk situations' in relation to everyday occurrences and Read more...

 
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