The Risk Society and Beyond: Critical Issues for Social Theory

Sage (2000)
Abstract
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 arguments in Risk Society and develops a range of critical discussions of aspects of this and other works of Beck.
Keywords Risk perception  Risk-taking (Psychology  Social sciences Philosophy  Risk perception  Risk-taking (Psychology  Social sciences Philosophy
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Call number HM1101.R593 2000
ISBN(s) 076196469X   0761964681   9780761964698   9780761964681
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