Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty: An Introduction (Paperback)Jens O. Zinn (editor)
Paperback 266 Pages / Published: 15/02/2008
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Written by leading experts in the field, Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty is an introduction to mainstream theorizing on risk and uncertainty in sociology. Provides an overview of the historical developments and conceptual aspects of risk Identifies why theorizing on risk is necessary and highlights specific sociological contributions to this field of research Explores key topics including risk society and reflexive modernization, culture and risk, governmentality and risk, systems theory and risk, and edgework and voluntary risk taking Offers a comprehensive look at the promises, pitfalls, and perspectives of risk theorizing
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 396 g
Dimensions: 226 x 166 x 14 mm
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