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‘Introduction: anthropology and risk’

Caplan, Pat. 2000. ‘Introduction: anthropology and risk’. In: Pat Caplan, ed. Risk Revisited. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 0745314686, 978-0745314686 [Book Section]

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Looking at the concept of risk from a cross-cultural perspective, the contributors challenge the Eurocentric frameworks within which notions of risk are more commonly considered. They argue that perceptions of danger, and sources of anxiety, are far more socially and culturally constructed -- and far more contingent -- than risk theorists generally admit. Topics covered include prostitutes in London; AIDS in Tanzania; the cease-fire in Northern Ireland; the volcanic eruptions in Montserrat; modernisation in Amazonia; and the BSE scare in Britain.

Item Type:

Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
2000Published

Item ID:

18208

Date Deposited:

11 May 2016 13:29

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 10:59

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18208

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