The prophecy of Ulrich Beck: signposts for the social sciences

Mythen, Gabe and Burgess, Adam and Wardman, Jamie K. (2017) The prophecy of Ulrich Beck: signposts for the social sciences. Journal of Risk Research, 21 (1). pp. 96-100. ISSN 1366-9877. E-ISSN 1466-4461. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2017.1362029) (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

This special issue on the legacy of Ulrich Beck is aimed to stimulate reflection both on the specific uses to which Beck’s conceptual and theoretical apparatus can be put within risk studies and the wider significance of his academic project for the social sciences. In this end-piece, we draw out the key themes which surface in the different contributions relating to five particular areas: the nature of risk; advancements in methods; issues of non-knowledge and uncertainty; the development of cosmopolitan risk communities; and the situated character of individualization. We discuss the implications of the accounts contained in this special issue and reflect on the impact and influence of Beck’s sustained engagement with colleagues around the globe, concluding that the concepts and methods that Beck bequeathed the social sciences are set to live on and thrive.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: General Engineering, Strategy and Management, General Social Sciences, Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Depositing User: Adam Burgess
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2018 14:40 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2018 15:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69738 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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