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Description - Edgework by Stephen Lyng

What do skydiving, rock climbing and downhill skiing have in common with stock-trading, vandalism, unprotected sex and sadomasochism? All are high risk pursuits. This book will introduce the reader to the world of voluntary risk-taking, investigating the seductive nature of pursuing peril and teasing out boundaries between legal and criminal behavior; conscious and unconscious acts; sanity and insanity;acceptable risk and stupidity. Lyng has been writing about what he calls "edgework" for the past decade and has managed to form a profile of those who live life on the edge. Topics covered include: juvenile delinquency, rape, sadomasochism, avant-garde art, business risks and extreme sport., as well as the recent success of books that write about risk like Into Thin Air and The Perfect Storm .

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415932172
ISBN-10: 0415932173
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen Lyng

Stephen Lyng is Professor of Sociology at Carthage College, and author (with David D. Franks) of Sociology and the Real World.

Books By Stephen Lyng

Sociology and the Real World by Stephen Lyng
Hardback, December 2001
Edgework by Stephen Lyng
Hardback, December 2004
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