ISBN-10:
0335207839
ISBN-13:
9780335207831
Pub. Date:
05/01/2002
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Risk, Environment and Society: Ongoing Debates, Current Issues and Future Prospects / Edition 1

Risk, Environment and Society: Ongoing Debates, Current Issues and Future Prospects / Edition 1

by Piet Strydom

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335207831
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 05/01/2002
Series: Issues in Society Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Piet Strydom is Statutory Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, National University of Ireland, Cork. He is a former founder-director of the Centre for European Social Research, Cork, where he was responsible for a variety of collaborative EU research projects. Having published noted articles in journals such as Political Studies, Theory, Culture and Society, Philosophy and Social Criticism, European Journal of Social Theory and Current Sociology, he most recently presented his research programme in a major work entitled Discourse and Knowledge (2000).

Table of Contents

Series editor's foreword
Preface & acknowledgements
Introduction

Part one: problems, debates, frameworks and theories

The risk discourse
the contemporary concern with risk
Background theories and frameworks of understanding
Major theoretical directions

Part two: cultural and institutional analysis

Risk
what is it?
Societal production of risk
society as laboratory
Discursive construction of risk
the new public sphere
Consensus and conflict in the risk society

Part three: rethinking the risk society

Towards a new critical theory
Conclusion
References
Index.

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