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Risk Vulnerability and Everyday Life

Wilkinson, Iain M. (2009) Risk Vulnerability and Everyday Life. The New Sociology . Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 136 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-37080-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

It is now sociological common sense to declare that, in everyday life, large numbers of people approach matters of work, family life, trust and friendship with 'risk' constantly in mind. This book, provides an introductory overview and critical assessment of this phenomenon. Iain Wilkinson outlines contrasting sociological theories of risk, and summarizes some of the principle discoveries of empirical research conducted into the ways people perceive, experience and respond to a world of danger. He also examines some of the moral concerns and political interests that feature in this area of study. Designed to equip readers not only with the sociological means to debate the human consequences of our contemporary culture of risk, but also, with the critical resources to evaluate the significance this holds for current sociology, this book provides a perfectly pitched undergraduate introduction to the topic.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 09:04 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31695 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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