Risk and Everyday Life
Publication Year: 2003
Subject: Sociology of Everyday Life
Risk and Everyday Life examines how people respond to, experience and think about risk as part of their everyday lives. Bringing together original empirical research and sociocultural theory, the authors examine how people define risk and what risks they see as affecting them, for example in relation to immigration, employment and family life. They emphasise the need to take account of the cultural dimensions of risk and risk-taking to understand how risk is experienced as part of everyday life and consider the influence that gender, social class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, occupation, geographical location and nationality have on our perceptions and experience of risk. Drawing on the work of key theorists - Ulrich Beck, Scott Lash, and Mary Douglas - the authors examine and critique theories ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Introduction: Researching Risk and Everyday Life
- Chapter 2: Defining Risk
- Chapter 3: Risk and Border Crossings
- Chapter 4: Individualization, Risk Modernity and Biography: The Case of Work
- Chapter 5: Plural Rationalities: From Blitz to Contemporary Crime
- Chapter 6: Perceptions of Time and Place in a ‘Risk Modern’ City
- Final Thoughts
© John Tulloch and Deborah Lupton 2003
First published 2003
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Special thanks are due to Dr Helen Lawton Smith who managed the British side of the research project, and in particular organized the programme of high tech interviews via her own list of professional contacts.
The study upon which this book is based was funded by the Australian Research Council.
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