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Risk, Vulnerability and Everyday Life Iain Wilkinson

Risk, Vulnerability and Everyday Life

Iain Wilkinson

Published August 18th 2009
ISBN : 9780415370806
Paperback
125 pages
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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, the first multidisciplinary approach to risk,MoreIt 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, the first multidisciplinary approach to risk, provides an introductory overview 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. It 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.