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Risk, environment and modernity : towards a new ecology

Author: Scott Lash; Bronislaw Szerszynski; Brian Wynne
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2000.
Series: Theory, culture & society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed., reprintView all editions and formats
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Environmental and risk issues are symptomatic of deep-seated social and cultural tensions and transformations in the fabric of contemporary societies. This major contribution to the study of risk, ecology, and the place of social theory in making sense of the environment helps us to understand the politics of ecology and the place of social theory in making sense of environmental issues. The book provides insights  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Lash; Bronislaw Szerszynski; Brian Wynne
ISBN: 0803979371 9780803979376 080397938X 9780803979383
OCLC Number: 955330207
Description: ix, 294 p. : il. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Bronislaw Szerszynski, Scott Lash and Brian Wynne Ecology, Realism and the Social Sciences PART ONE: ENVIRONMENT, KNOWLEDGE AND INDETERMINACY: BEYOND MODERNIST ECOLOGY? Risk Society and Provident State --
Ulrich Beck May the Sheep Safely Graze? A Reflexive View of the Expert-Lay Knowledge Divide --
Brian Wynne Re-vision --
Barbara Adam The Centrality of Time for an Ecological Social Sciences Perspective On Knowing What to Do --
Bronislaw Szerszynski Environmentalism and the Modern Problematic PART TWO: RISK AND THE SELF: ENCOUNTERS AND RESPONSES Life as a Planning Project --
Elizabeth Beck-Gernsheim Individualization at Work --
Marco Diani Occupational Identity and Office Automation The Tears inside the Stone --
John Maguire Reflections on the Ecology of Fear Solitary Individualization --
Helmuth Berking The Moral Impact of Cultural Modernization in Late Modernity PART THREE: THE POLITICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT: EXHAUSTION OR RENEWAL? The Institutionalization of Environmentalism --
Klaus Eder Ecological Discourse and the Second Transformation of the Public Sphere The Shaping of the Global Environmental Agenda --
Andrew Jamison The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations Ecological Modernization as Cultural Politics --
Maarten A Hajer Environmental Knowledge and Public Policy Needs --
Robin Grove-White On Humanising the Research Agenda.
Series Title: Theory, culture & society.
Responsibility: edited by Scott Lash, Bronislaw Szerszynski and Brian Wynne.

Abstract:

Environmental and risk issues are symptomatic of deep-seated social and cultural tensions and transformations in the fabric of contemporary societies. This major contribution to the study of risk, ecology, and the place of social theory in making sense of the environment helps us to understand the politics of ecology and the place of social theory in making sense of environmental issues. The book provides insights into the complex dynamics of change in so-called risk societies. In this volume, the issues of risk and environment are explored at three levels. The contributors offer a critical assessment of dominant institutional ways of thinking and talking about risk and counterpose these with more open, self-critical approaches. They explore individuals' sense of risk and its expression in collective insecurities and they show how political thinking and debate on risk and environmentalism has been, and can further be, transformed. Wide-ranging and accessible, Risk, Environment & Modernity contains contributions from leading scholars, including Ulrich Beck, author of Risk Society. It will rapidly establish itself as the key text in the field and will be required reading by students of sociology, political science, geography, and environmental studies. "This is the strongest edited collection on the relationship between modernity, risk and the environment to be published to date and it deserves a place on the book shelf of every one who takes these issues seriously. Perhaps more importantly this book needs to be read by everyone who thinks that existing responses will ultimately 'solve the environmental problem.' The editors present the collection as a slow manifesto capable of transforming the reductionism and realism they see dominating both natural and social scientific approaches to the environment. In twelve essays, organized into three sections, considerable progress is made toward this ambitious goal. ... This is a book with an important message one can only hope that it is read and widely debated."--A prepublication review in Environmental Politics.

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