Risk Second Edition

ISBN-10: 0415622549
ISBN-13: 9780415622547
Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Deborah Lupton
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 5/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.308

We are now living in a 'risk' society: risk analysis, risk assessment and risk management are ever-expanding industries. In this fully revised and expanded update of her highly cited, influential and well-known book, Deborah Lupton provides a comprehensive review of the major sociocultural theoretical perspectives and empirical research on risk.

Deborah Lupton is an independent sociologist. She was formerly Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Introduction
Changes in the meaning of risk
Contemporary concepts of risk
Risk anxieties and late modernity
The aim of this book
Theorizing risk
The technico-scientific perspective
Cognitive psychology
Sociocultural perspectives
Social constructionist positions
Concluding comments
Risk and culture
The importance of culture
Purity, danger and the body
Risk and blame
The grid-group model
Concluding comments
Risk and reflexive modernization
Beck and the 'risk society'
Reflexive modernization
Individualization
World risk society and cosmopolitanism
Giddens' perspectives on risk
Risk and trust
Concluding comments
Risk and governmentality
Governmentality
From dangerousness to risk
Contemporary risk strategies
Precautionary risk and the crisis of neo-liberalism
Concluding comments
Risk and subjectivity
Risk knowledges and reflexivity
Social structures and power relations
Aesthetic, affective and habitual dimensions
Concluding comments
Risk and Otherness
Conceptualizing Otherness
Embodiment and Otherness
Hybridity and liminality
The psychodynamics of Otherness
Spatiality and Otherness
Concluding comments
Risk and pleasure
Escape attempts
Edgework
Risk-taking as gendered performances
Desire and transgression
Concluding comments
Glossary
References
Index

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