Risk and Sociocultural Theory
New Directions and Perspectives
Edited by Deborah Lupton
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Risk and Sociocultural Theory by Deborah Lupton
Book DescriptionThis 1999 book presents a variety of exciting perspectives on the perception of risk and the strategies that people adopt to cope with it. Using the framework of recent social and cultural theory, it reflects the fact that risk has become integral to contemporary understandings of selfhood, the body and social relations, and is central to the work of writers such as Douglas, Beck, Giddens and the Foucauldian theorists. The contributors are all leading scholars in the fields of sociology, cultural and media studies and cultural anthropology. Combining empirical analyses with metatheoretical critiques, they tackle an unusually diverse range of topics including drug use, risk in the workplace, fear of crime and the media, risk and pregnant embodiment, the social construction of danger in childhood, anxieties about national identity, the governmental uses of risk and the relationship between risk phenomena and social order.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521645546
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The author examines why risk has come to such prominence, she traces how risk has been constructed and introduces the main theories surrounding the subject. The book includes examples of the ways in which risk is experienced in everyday life.
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