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'Risk Culture'

Lash, Scott. 2000. 'Risk Culture'. In: Barbara Adam; Ulrich Beck and Joost Van Loon, eds. The Risk Society and Beyond. London: SAGE, pp. 47-62. ISBN 978-0761964698 [Book Section]

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Ulrich Beck's best selling Risk Society established risk on the sociological agenda. It brought together a wide range of issues centering on environmental, health and personal risk, provided a rallying ground for researchers and activists in a variety of social movements and acted as a reference point for state and local policies in risk management. The Risk Society and Beyond charts the progress of Beck's ideas and traces their evolution. It demonstrates why the issues raised by Beck reverberate widely throughout social theory and covers the new risks that Beck did not foresee, associated with the emergence of new technologies, genetic and cybernetic. The book is unique because it offers both an introduction to the main arguments in Risk Society and develops a range of critical discussions of aspects of this and other works of Beck.

Item Type:

Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Centre for Cultural Studies (1998-2017)

Dates:

DateEvent
2000Published

Item ID:

12740

Date Deposited:

17 Aug 2015 14:58

Last Modified:

19 Jun 2017 11:12

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/12740

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