Anxiety in a Risk Society

Wilkinson, I.M. (2001) Anxiety in a Risk Society. Routledge, London, UK ISBN 9780415226813. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

"Few would dispute that we are living at a time of high anxiety and uncertainty in which many of us will experience a crisis of identity at some point or another. At the same time, news media provide us with a daily catalogue of disasters from around the globe to remind us that we inhabit a world of crisis, insecurity and hazard. Anxiety in a Risk Society looks at the problem of contemporary anxiety from a sociological perspective and highlights its significance for the ways we make sense of risk and uncertainty. It argues that the relationship between anxiety and risk hinges on the nature of anxiety. Iain Wilkinson believes that there is much for sociologists to learn from those who have made the condition of anxiety the focus of their life's work. By making anxiety the focus of sociological inquiry, a critical vantage point can be gained from which to attempt an answer to the question: Are we more anxious because we are more risk conscious?"

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: anxiety risk society
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Samantha Osborne
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:11
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 12:43
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/366 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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