Riskby Deborah Lupton
Pub. Date: 05/05/1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
constructed over time from pre-modernity to the later modern era and provides an introduction to the
With risk analysis, risk assessment and risk management as ever-expanding industries, we are now living in a "risk" society. In this book, 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 later modern era and provides an introduction to the main theories surrounding the subject.
Risk covers a wide range of issues, including: risk and culture; sociocultural and scientific perspectives; blame, danger and trust;
and risk and pleasure. Including examples of the ways in which risk is experienced in everyday life, this book provides a lively and engaging introduction to one of today's major sociocultural concepts.
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