Society of Risk Takers: Living Life on the Edge / Edition 1

Society of Risk Takers: Living Life on the Edge / Edition 1

by William C. Cockerham
ISBN-10:
0716755424
ISBN-13:
2900716755424
Pub. Date:
08/19/2005
Publisher:
Worth Publishers

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Society of Risk Takers: Living Life on the Edge / Edition 1

What causes an individual to be a risk-taker? In this timely and provocative new book, William C. Cockerham provides an up-to-date sociological examination of risk takers and risk taking processes through the lens of some of America's most dangerous behaviors: sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol, drug use, smoking, and extreme sports. Not content with simply discussing these subjects, Cockerham also creates an original and innovative risk response model designed to advance the sociological analysis of risk takers. Society of Risk-Takers can be incorporated into a variety of courses in sociology, social problems, culture and society, and medical sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900716755424
Publisher: Worth Publishers
Publication date: 08/19/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. The Social Nature of Risk
2. Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
3. Alcohol
4. Illicit Drugs
5. Smoking
6. Extreme Sports
7. Why People Take Risks
Index

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