The Risk Society and Beyond
Critical Issues for Social Theory
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Risk Society and Beyond by Barbara Adam
Book DescriptionUlrich 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761964698
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 25-May-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Barbara Adam
Time, Paperback (February 2004)
* explores the changing ways in which time has been understood and how this knowledge is embedded in cultural practices. * examines notions of time that extend from ancient mythology and classical philosophy to the contemporary social world of high--speed computer networks and globalized social relations.
Making Time, Hardback (July 2002)
This text looks at the way time is constructed, made, managed, and used in organizations. It both provides an overview of some of the key concepts in time and it explores how particular features of the modern world extend and change the temporal dimension of organizational activity.
Timescapes of Modernity, Paperback (March 1998)
Introducing a "timescape" perspective, the author dislodges taken-for-granted assumptions about environmental change, enables reformulation of environmental problems and their cures and provides the potential for strategies to deal with some of the most severe environmental hazards of our time.
Timewatch, Paperback (January 1995)» View all books by Barbara Adam
In this book the author moves beyond the time of clocks and calendars in order to study time as embedded in social interactions, structures, practices and knowledge, in artefacts, in the body, and in the environment. Adam suggests ways not merely to deconstruct but to reconstruct both common--sense and social science understanding.
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Author Biography - Barbara Adam
My primary expertise is in the area of social and socio-environmental time. I have developed this perspective over the last three decades during which I have worked the time dimension into the following areas of conceptual and empirical social science research: culture, education, environment, environmental economics, food, globalisation, gender, health, international relations, management, media, risk, technological innovation, transport and work. Ulrich Beck is Professor of Sociology at the University of Munich. He is the author of Counterpoison (1991) and Ecological Enlightenment (1992).
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