Risk and Sociocultural Theory: New Directions and Perspectives

Risk and Sociocultural Theory: New Directions and Perspectives

by Deborah Lupton (Editor)


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This book presents exciting new perspectives on the perception of risk and the strategies that people adopt to cope with it, using the framework of recent social and cultural theory. The contributors, all leading scholars in the social sciences, combine empirical analyses with metatheoretical critiques to tackle an unusually diverse range of topics. These include drug use, risk in the workplace, fear of crime and the media, risk and pregnant embodiment, the social construction of danger in childhood, and the relationship between risk phenomena and social order.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521642071
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/25/2013
Pages: 201
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: risk and sociocultural theory Deborah Lupton; 1. Postmodern reflections on 'risk','hazards' and life choices Nick Fox; 2. Fear of crime and the media: sociocultural theories of risk John Tulloch; 3. Risk and the ontology of pregnant embodiment Deborah Lupton; 4. Risk anxiety and the social construction of childhood Stevi Jackson and Sue Scott; 5. Constructing an endangered nation: risk, race and rationality in Australia's native title debate Eva Mackey; 6. Risk, calculabel and incalculable Mitchell Dean; 7. Ordering risks Stephen Crook.

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