Risk and Technological Culture
Towards a Sociology of Virulence
By (author) Joost van Loon
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Risk and Technological Culture by Joost van Loon
Book DescriptionThe question as to whether we are now entering a risk society has become a key debate in contemporary social theory. Risk and Technological Culture presents a critical discussion of the main theories of risk from Ulrich Becks foundational work to that of his contemporaries such as Anthony Giddens and Scott Lash and assesses the extent to which risk has impacted on modern societies. In this discussion van Loon demonstrates how new technologies are transforming the character of risk and examines the relationship between technological culture and society through substantive chapters on topics such as waste, emerging viruses, communication technologies and urban disorders. In so doing this innovative new book extends the debate to encompass theorists such as Bruno Latour, Donna Haraway, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari and Jean-Francois Lyotard.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415229012
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joost van Loon
Media Technology, Paperback (December 2007)
This book uses practical examples from both old and new media to illustrate how throughout the course of societym different forms of media have helped to shape our perceptions, expectations and interpretations of reality.
Risk Society and Beyond, Paperback (May 2000)» View all books by Joost van Loon
Offers an introduction to the main arguments in Risk Society and develops a range of critical discussions of Ulrich Beck's thought.
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