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From the Publisher"An exciting introduction to the sociology of risk with interestingand challenging ideas about edgework, uncertainty and muchelse."
Health, Risk & Society
"This treatise is particularly successful for the way that itsucceeds in bringing together discussion of how risk features insocial and political lives with theoretical analyses and empiricalstudies of risk."
"This book, by one of the rising stars of sociology,demonstrates that without the sociology of risk it is impossible tounderstand the ambivalences and uncertainties of our time."
Ulrich Beck, University of Munich
"In the context of today's global financial meltdown JakobArnoldi's Risk is a must read. It is at the same time anintroduction to risk and the most comprehensive account available.It addresses risk in war, global geo-politics, health, environmentand general 'living on the edge'. It comprises an original theoryof knowledge in today's risk societies. Arnoldi tells us knowledgeis possible, but that this must remain uncertain knowledge."
Scott Lash, University of London
"A wide-ranging and thorough appraisal of the impacts andeffects of risk in the social sciences and, more broadly, societyat large. This timely and authoritative book melds togethertheoretical perspectives and contemporary risk issues in aprogressive and enlightening way."
Gabe Mythen, University of Liverpool