The Social and Cultural Construction of Risk: Essays on Risk Selection and Perception

The Social and Cultural Construction of Risk: Essays on Risk Selection and Perception

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401080217
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 02/22/2012
Series: Risk, Governance and Society , #3
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1987
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

I: Reality, Perception, and the Social Construction of Risk.- Risk and Relativism in Science for Policy.- II: Community Dynamics and the Social Construction of Risk.- Risk Perception in Community Context: A Case Study.- Chemicals and Community at Love Canal.- III: Environmental Protest Movements, Citizen Groups, and the Social Construction of Risk..- Challenging Official Risk Assessments via Protest Mobilization: The TMI Case.- Protest Movements and the Construction of Risk.- The Environmentalist Movement and Grid/Group Analysis: A Modest Critique.- IV: Agenda-Setting, Group Conflict, and the Social Construction of Risk.- Macro-Risks, Micro-Risks, and the Media: The EDB Case.- The Political Symbolism of Occupational Health Risks.- V: Organizations and the Social Construction of Risk.- The Environmental Movement Comes to Town: A Case Study of an Urban Hazardous Waste Controversy.- Communicating Information about Workplace Hazards: Effects on Worker Attitudes Toward Risks.- Defining Risk within a Business Context: Thomas A. Edison, Elihu Thomson, and the a.c–d.c. Controversy, 1885–1900.- VI: Experts and the Social Construction of Risk.- Risk and the American Engineering Profession: The ASME Boiler Code and American Industrial Safety Standards.- Environmental Risk in Historical Perspective.- OSHA’s Carcinogens Standard: Round One on Risk Assessment Models and Assumptions.- Cultural Aspects of Risk Assessment in Britain and the United States.- Index of Subjects.

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