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Zinn, Jens O.

Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty: An Introduction

Zinn, Jens O. - Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty: An Introduction, ebook

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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

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
264 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781444301496

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