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The Risk Society and Beyond : Critical Issues for Social Theory - Barbara Adam

The Risk Society and Beyond

Critical Issues for Social Theory

By: Barbara Adam (Editor), Ulrich Beck (Editor), Joost Van Loon (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 2000
ISBN: 9780761964698
Number Of Pages: 240

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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

Repositioning Risk: The Challenge for Social Theory
Recasting Risk Culture
Risk or Angst Society?
Two Views of Risk, Consciousness and Community
Risk Culture
Risk, Trust and Scepticism in the Age of New Genetics
Challenging Big Science
Nuclear Risks
Three Problematics
Three Challenges to Risk Legitimation
Health and Responsibility
From Social Change to Technological Change and Vice Versa
Mediating Technologies of Risk
Child Organ Stealing Stories
Risk, Rumour and Reproductive Technologies
Liturgies of Fear
Biotechnology and Culture
Virtual Risks in an Age of Cybernetic Reproduction
P(L)aying for Futures
Information, Instantaneity and Global Futures Trading
Discourses of Risk and Utopia
Risk Society Revisited
Theory, Politics and Research Programmes
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ISBN: 9780761964698
ISBN-10: 076196469X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st May 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.9  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.37