Risk / Edition 1

Risk / Edition 1

by Deborah Lupton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415183340

ISBN-13: 9780415183345

Pub. Date: 05/05/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

We are now living in a 'risk' society: risk analysis, risk assessment and risk management are ever-expanding industries.
In this lively and engaging introduction to one of todays major sociocultural concepts, Deborah Lupton examines why risk has come to such prominence at this particular point in history. She traces how risk has been constructed over time from…  See more details below

Overview

We are now living in a 'risk' society: risk analysis, risk assessment and risk management are ever-expanding industries.
In this lively and engaging introduction to one of todays major sociocultural concepts, Deborah Lupton examines why risk has come to such prominence at this particular point in history. She traces how risk has been constructed over time from pre-modernity to the modern era and provides an introduction to the main theories surrounding the subject.^l Including examples of the ways in which risk is experienced in everyday life, Lupton covers a wide range of issues including:
* risk and culture
* sociocultural and scientific perspectives
* blame, danger and trust
* risk and pleasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415183345
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/05/1999
Series:
Key Ideas Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Theorizing risk17
3Risk and culture36
4Risk and reflexive modernization58
5Risk and governmentality84
6Risk and subjectivity104
7Risk and Otherness123
8Risk and pleasure148
Bibliography173
Index181

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