Risk / Edition 1

Risk / Edition 1

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by Jakob Arnoldi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745640990

ISBN-13: 9780745640990

Pub. Date: 04/14/2009

Publisher: Wiley

This book gives a comprehensive yet easily accessible introduction to risk and uncertainty as they have been analysed in sociology and related social sciences. The book draws extensively on the wide array of contemporary social theories of risk and relates these to the many and diverse areas in contemporary society where risk plays an important role. It will be an

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This book gives a comprehensive yet easily accessible introduction to risk and uncertainty as they have been analysed in sociology and related social sciences. The book draws extensively on the wide array of contemporary social theories of risk and relates these to the many and diverse areas in contemporary society where risk plays an important role. It will be an invaluable for both students and researchers interested in risk in relation to politics, the environment, health, media, science and technology and finance.

Written in a clear and accessible language, the book gives a balanced account of the many theoretical approaches taken to the diverse phenomenon of risk, using concrete examples to illustrate abstract points. The book highlights some key themes such as uncertainty and individual responsibility which emerge as common to different theories and fields of study. The book is perfectly suited as an introduction for new students in sociology, political science, anthropology, media studies and health studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745640990
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Series:
Polity Key Concepts in the Social Sciences Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,211,402
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 The possibility of Hume : a brief genealogy of the concept of risk 20

3 Theories about risk 38

4 Risk, technology and nature 67

5 Risk, knowledge and uncertainty 84

6 Risk and culture 105

7 Risk and the mass media 122

8 Risky futures : pleasure and capitalism 138

9 Risk, politics and government 158

10 Conclusion 181

References 190

Index 204

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