Risk and Everyday Life

Risk and Everyday Life

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by John Tulloch, Deborah Lupton
     
 

This book examines how people respond to, experience and think about risk. The authors stress the need to take into account the cultural dimensions of risk and risk-taking and consider the influence that gender, social class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, occupation, geographical location and nationality have on our perceptions of riskSee more details below

Overview

This book examines how people respond to, experience and think about risk. The authors stress the need to take into account the cultural dimensions of risk and risk-taking and consider the influence that gender, social class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, occupation, geographical location and nationality have on our perceptions of risk

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761947585
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/18/2003
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

John Tulloch is Professor at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Cardiff

Deborah Lupton is an independent sociologist. She was formerly Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Researching Risk and Everyday Life
Defining Risk
Risk and Border Crossings
Individualization, Risk Modernity and Biography
The Case of Work
Plural Rationalities
From Blitz to Contemporary Crime
Perceptions of Time and Place in a 'Risk Modern' City
Final Thoughts

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