The Risk Society and Beyond: Critical Issues for Social Theory / Edition 1

The Risk Society and Beyond: Critical Issues for Social Theory / Edition 1

by Barbara Adam
     
 

ISBN-10: 076196469X

ISBN-13: 9780761964698

Pub. Date: 07/27/2000

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Ulrich Beck's best selling Risk Society established risk on the sociological agenda. It brought together a wide range of issues centering on environmental, health and personal risk, provided a rallying ground for researchers and activists in a variety of social movements and acted as a reference point for state and local policies in risk management. The Risk

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Ulrich Beck's best selling Risk Society established risk on the sociological agenda. It brought together a wide range of issues centering on environmental, health and personal risk, provided a rallying ground for researchers and activists in a variety of social movements and acted as a reference point for state and local policies in risk management. The Risk Society and Beyond charts the progress of Beck's ideas and traces their evolution. It demonstrates why the issues raised by Beck reverberate widely throughout social theory and covers the new risks that Beck did not foresee, associated with the emergence of new technologies, genetic and cybernetic. The book is unique because it offers both an introduction to the main arg

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761964698
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/27/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Barbara Adam and Joost van Loon
Repositioning Risk: The Challenge for Social Theory
PART ONE: RECASTING RISK CULTURE
Risk or Angst Society? - Alan Scott
Two Views of Risk, Consciousness and Community
Risk Culture - Scott Lash
Risk, Trust and Scepticism in the Age of New Genetics - Hilary Rose
PART TWO: CHALLENGING BIG SCIENCE
Nuclear Risks - Alan Irwin, Stuart Allan and Ian Welsh
Three Problematics
Genotechnology - Lindsay Prior, Peter Glasner and Ruth Mc Nally
Three Challenges to Risk Legitimation
Health and Responsibility - Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim
From Social Change to Technological Change and Vice Versa
PART THREE: MEDIATING TECHNOLOGIES OF RISK
Child Organ Stealing Stories - Claudia Castaneda
Risk, Rumour and Reproductive Technologies
Liturgies of Fear - Howard Caygill
Biotechnology and Culture
Virtual Risks in an Age of Cybernetic Reproduction - Joost van Loon
PART FOUR: P(L)AYING FOR FUTURES
Information, Instantaneity and Global Futures Trading - Deirdre Boden
Discourses of Risk and Utopia - Ruth Levitas
Risk Society Revisited - Ulrich Beck
Theory, Politics and Research Programmes

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