Written by leading experts in the field, Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty is an introduction to mainstream theorizing on risk and uncertainty in sociology.
- Provides an overview of the historical developments and conceptual aspects of risk
- Identifies why theorizing on risk is necessary and highlights specific sociological contributions to this field of research
- Explores key topics including risk society and reflexive modernization, culture and risk, governmentality and risk, systems theory and risk, and edgework and voluntary risk taking
- Offers a comprehensive look at the promises, pitfalls, and perspectives of risk theorizing