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Risk and Sociocultural Theory

Risk and Sociocultural Theory
New Directions and Perspectives

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  • Editor: Deborah Lupton, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, New South Wales
Deborah Lupton, Nick Fox, John Tulloch, Stevi Jackson, Sue Scott, Eva Mackey, Mitchell Dean, Stephen Crook
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  • Date Published: January 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521645546

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  • This book presents exciting new 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. The contributors, all leading scholars in the social sciences, combine empirical analyses with metatheoretical critiques to tackle an unusually diverse range of topics. These include drug use, risk in the workplace, fear of crime and the media, risk and pregnant embodiment, the social construction of danger in childhood, and the relationship between risk phenomena and social order.

    • Innovative critique and comparison of major perspectives on risk in social and cultural theory
    • Goes beyond the usual topics of environmental, industrial and health risks to look at a diverse range of topics
    • Multidisciplinary approach. Brings together leading scholars in sociology, cultural and media studies and cultural anthropology
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521645546
    • length: 204 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 151 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: risk and sociocultural theory Deborah Lupton
    1. Postmodern reflections on 'risk','hazards' and life choices Nick Fox
    2. Fear of crime and the media: sociocultural theories of risk John Tulloch
    3. Risk and the ontology of pregnant embodiment Deborah Lupton
    4. Risk anxiety and the social construction of childhood Stevi Jackson and Sue Scott
    5. Constructing an endangered nation: risk, race and rationality in Australia's native title debate Eva Mackey
    6. Risk, calculabel and incalculable Mitchell Dean
    7. Ordering risks Stephen Crook.

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    Deborah Lupton, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, New South Wales


    Deborah Lupton, Nick Fox, John Tulloch, Stevi Jackson, Sue Scott, Eva Mackey, Mitchell Dean, Stephen Crook

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