Risk

Risk

by Deborah Lupton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415183332

ISBN-13: 9780415183338

Pub. Date: 05/05/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415183338
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/05/1999
Series:
Key Ideas Series
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(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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