The Risk Society and Beyond

The book is unique because it offers both an introduction to the main arg

The Risk Society and Beyond

Ulrich Beck's best selling Risk Society established risk on the sociological agenda. It brought together a wide range of issues centering on environmental, health and personal risk, provided a rallying ground for researchers and activists in a variety of social movements and acted as a reference point for state and local policies in risk management. The Risk Society and Beyond charts the progress of Beck's ideas and traces their evolution. It demonstrates why the issues raised by Beck reverberate widely throughout social theory and covers the new risks that Beck did not foresee, associated with the emergence of new technologies, genetic and cybernetic. The book is unique because it offers both an introduction to the main arg

Beyond The Risk Society Critical Reflections On Risk And Human Security

Bringing together cutting edge academics and researchers, Beyond the Risk Society provides an understanding of the relevance and impact of the concept of risk in various subject areas.

Beyond The Risk Society  Critical Reflections On Risk And Human Security

Bringing together cutting edge academics and researchers, Beyond the Risk Society provides an understanding of the relevance and impact of the concept of risk in various subject areas. Contributions by domain experts critically evaluate the way in which theoretical risk perspectives have influenced their fields of interest, offering the opportunity to reflect upon the problems and possibilities for future work on risk.

The Risk Society

The Risk Society


Understanding the Risk Society

Abbinnett, R. (2000) 'Science, Technology and Modernity: Beck and Derrida on
the Politics of Risk', Cultural Values, 4(1): 101–26. Adam, B., Beck, U. and van
Loon, J. eds. (2000) The Risk Society and Beyond. London: Sage. Adams, J. (
1995) ...

Understanding the Risk Society

In this penetrating account of the impacts of risk on everyday life, Gabe Mythen provides a theoretically informed overview of the regulation of crime and security in a globalized world. By explicating the relationships between risk and crime, security and justice, the text applies risk to specific incidents and events, scrutinizing social processes and cultural practices, and illumining some of the central social and political issues of the modern age. Extending across a range of domains – including law, the environment, media and politics – Mythen embarks on a conceptual and critical exploration of risk theory. In doing so, his incisive text presents both a critical evaluation of the efficacy of competing perspectives on risk, and an authoritative appraisal of the place of risk within the social sciences.

Global Civil Society 2005 6

'Introduction: Repositioning Risk: The Challenges for Social Theory', in B. Adam,
U. Beck and J. van Loon (eds.), The Risk Society and Beyond: Critical Issues for
Social Theory. London: Sage. Afrobarometer (2004) 'Lived Poverty in Africa: ...

Global Civil Society 2005 6

The Global Civil Society Yearbook is the standard work on all aspects of contemporary global civil society for activists, practitioners, students and academics alike.

Risk Society

Beyond. Status. and. Class? Are advanced societies class societies? In looking
for an answer to this question, we ... could easily be led to the conclusion that in
the Western countries, especially Germany, we have moved beyond class society
.

Risk Society

This panoramic analysis of the condition of Western societies has been hailed as a classic. This first English edition has taken its place as a core text of contemporary sociology alongside earlier typifications of society as postindustrial and current debates about the social dimensions of the postmodern. Underpinning the analysis is the notion of the risk society'. The changing nature of society's relation to production and distribution is related to the environmental impact as a totalizing, globalizing economy based on scientific and technical knowledge becomes more central to social organization and social conflict.

Environmental Risks and the Media

Adam, B. (1998) Timescapes of Modernity: The Environment and Invisible
Hazards, London: Routledge. Adam, B., Beck, U. and van Loon, J. (eds) (2000)
The Risk Society and Beyond: Critical Issues for Social Theory, London: Sage.
Adams ...

Environmental Risks and the Media

Environmental Risks and the Media explores the ways in which environmental risks, threats and hazards are represented, transformed and contested by the media. At a time when popular conceptions of the environment as a stable, natural world with which humanity interferes are being increasingly contested, the medias methods of encouraging audiences to think about environmental risks - from the BSE or 'mad cow' crisis to global climate change - are becoming more and more controversial. Examining large-scale disasters, as well as 'everyday' hazards, the contributors consider the tensions between entertainment and information in media coverage of the environment. How do the media frame 'expert', 'counter-expert' and 'lay public' definitions of environmental risk? What role do environmental pressure groups like Greenpeace or 'eco-warriors' and 'green guerrillas' play in shaping what gets covered and how? Does the media emphasis on spectacular events at the expense of issue-sensitive reporting exacerbate the public tendency to overestimate sudden and violent risks and underestimate chronic long-term ones?

The Sociology of Risk and Gambling Reader

(2000) The Risk Society and Beyond: Critical Issuesfor Social Theory. London:
Sage. Alexander, Ieffrey C. (1996) “Critical Reflections on 'Reflexive
Modernization,” Theory, Culture and Society, 13(4): 133-38. Alvarez, A. (1983)
The Biggest ...

The Sociology of Risk and Gambling Reader

This reader contributes to the sociology of gambling, and offers a variety of sociological approaches, ranging from classical sociological analyses of gambling to contemporary sociological approaches to risk.

Science in the 20th Century and Beyond

A veteran of German Green activism, Ulrich Beck, revitalized the sociology of
modern technological societies with his identification of 'risk society', a break with
the past.1 Whereas formerly, argued Beck, threats were external to society and ...

Science in the 20th Century and Beyond

Surveying modern developments in science from 1900 to the present day, this fascinating volume explores Einstein's new physics, the Manhattan Project, eugenics, biotechnology, the Human Genome Project and much more.

Comprehensive Nanoscience and Technology

Beck U. Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity London: Sage; 1992. 34. 35. 36.
... Cobb MD, Macoubrie J. Public perceptions about nanotechnology: Risks,
benefits and trust. ... The Risk Society and Beyond: Critical Issues for Social
Theory.

Comprehensive Nanoscience and Technology

From the Introduction: Nanotechnology and its underpinning sciences are progressing with unprecedented rapidity. With technical advances in a variety of nanoscale fabrication and manipulation technologies, the whole topical area is maturing into a vibrant field that is generating new scientific research and a burgeoning range of commercial applications, with an annual market already at the trillion dollar threshold. The means of fabricating and controlling matter on the nanoscale afford striking and unprecedented opportunities to exploit a variety of exotic phenomena such as quantum, nanophotonic and nanoelectromechanical effects. Moreover, researchers are elucidating new perspectives on the electronic and optical properties of matter because of the way that nanoscale materials bridge the disparate theories describing molecules and bulk matter. Surface phenomena also gain a greatly increased significance; even the well-known link between chemical reactivity and surface-to-volume ratio becomes a major determinant of physical properties, when it operates over nanoscale dimensions. Against this background, this comprehensive work is designed to address the need for a dynamic, authoritative and readily accessible source of information, capturing the full breadth of the subject. Its six volumes, covering a broad spectrum of disciplines including material sciences, chemistry, physics and life sciences, have been written and edited by an outstanding team of international experts. Addressing an extensive, cross-disciplinary audience, each chapter aims to cover key developments in a scholarly, readable and critical style, providing an indispensible first point of entry to the literature for scientists and technologists from interdisciplinary fields. The work focuses on the major classes of nanomaterials in terms of their synthesis, structure and applications, reviewing nanomaterials and their respective technologies in well-structured and comprehensive articles with extensive cross-references. It has been a constant surprise and delight to have found, amongst the rapidly escalating number who work in nanoscience and technology, so many highly esteemed authors willing to contribute. Sharing our anticipation of a major addition to the literature, they have also captured the excitement of the field itself in each carefully crafted chapter. Along with our painstaking and meticulous volume editors, full credit for the success of this enterprise must go to these individuals, together with our thanks for (largely) adhering to the given deadlines. Lastly, we record our sincere thanks and appreciation for the skills and professionalism of the numerous Elsevier staff who have been involved in this project, notably Fiona Geraghty, Megan Palmer and Greg Harris, and especially Donna De Weerd-Wilson who has steered it through from its inception. We have greatly enjoyed working with them all, as we have with each other.

Technoscience and Everyday Life

Adam, B., Beck, U. and Van Loon, J (eds) (2000) The Risk Society and Beyond.
London: Sage. Akrich, M. (1992) The de-scription of technical objects. In W.E.
Bijker and J. Law, (eds) Shaping Technology/Building Society. Cambridge, MA.

Technoscience and Everyday Life

Theoretically innovative and empirically wide-ranging, this book examines the complex relations between technoscience and everyday life. It draws on numerous examples, including both mundane technologies such as Velcro, Post-it notes, mobile phones and surveillance cameras, and the esoterica of xenotransplantation, new genetics, nanotechnology and posthuman society. Technoscience and Everyday Life traces the multiple ways in which technoscience features in and affects the dynamics of everyday life, and explores how the everyday influences the course of technoscience. In the process, it takes account of a range of core social scientific themes: body, identity, citizenship, society, space, and time. It combines critique and microsocial analysis to develop several novel conceptual tools, and addresses key contemporary theoretical debates on posthumanism, social-material divides, process philosophy and complexity, temporality and spatiality. The book is a major contribution to the sociology of everyday life, science and technology studies, and social theory.

Beyond Learning As Usual

risK. FroM. insTiTUTions. To. indiVidUaLs. Studying open learning from the
perspective of the learner is a unique ... The institution of education, intimately
linked to the labor market in Beck's analysis, folds into risk society as a locus of
social ...

Beyond Learning As Usual

Open learning has emerged within the public imagination as a potentially disruptive force in higher education. It has attracted the attention of policy makers, venture capitalists and the technology sector, key functionaries in higher education, teachers, students, activists, progressives, futurists, and researchers. Despite the amount of attention it has received in popular media, there has been very little research on open learning from the perspective of learners. This case study was designed to provide that vantage point. Open learning pairs well with the core contexts and properties of connected learning. It is an analysis of connected learning within open learning, providing insight on how educators, designers, and technologists can continue to assess and design learning ecologies that promote the framework, designed with access and equity as foundational, of connected learning.

Security Beyond the State

In this sense, Ulrich Beck's description (though perhaps not his diagnosis) of late
modernity as 'risk society' appears ever-more accurate: risks, in Beck's
terminology, are open to social definition and construction. They are also
insatiable, ...

Security Beyond the State

Across the globe, from mega-cities to isolated resource enclaves, the provision and governance of security takes place within assemblages that are de-territorialized in terms of actors, technologies, norms and discourses. They are embedded in a complex transnational architecture, defying conventional distinctions between public and private, global and local. Drawing on theories of globalization and late modernity, along with insights from criminology, political science and sociology, Security Beyond the State maps the emergence of the global private security sector and develops a novel analytical framework for understanding these global security assemblages. Through in-depth examinations of four African countries – Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa – it demonstrates how global security assemblages affect the distribution of social power, the dynamics of state stability, and the operations of the international political economy, with significant implications for who gets secured and how in a global era.

John Maynard Keynes and the Economy of Trust

The Relevance of the Keynesian Social Thought in a Global Society D. Padua.
References. Adam, B., Beck, U. and van Loon, J. (2000) The Risk Society and
Beyond: Critical Issues for Social Theory, Sage, London. Akerlof, G.A. and Shiller,
 ...

John Maynard Keynes and the Economy of Trust

Why does trust collapse in times of crisis? And when, instead, does it become a driver of growth, generating value? Through a sociological interpretation of the thought of John Maynard Keynes, Padua introduces the innovative concepts of Economy of Trust and Nominal Economy within the context of the 2008 financial crisis.

Policing the Risk Society

In this final chapter, we move beyond a close analysis of the research literature
and the data to provide a succinct ... We have claimed that both policing and the
society in which it takes place are best understood in terms of a paradigm of risk.

Policing the Risk Society

Ericson and Haggerty contend that the police have become information brokers to institutions such as insurance companies and health and welfare organizations that operate based on a knowledge of risk.

Education and the Risk Society

Theories, Discourse and Risk Identities in Education contexts Steven Bialostok,
Robert Whitman, William Bradley. CHAPTER 3 ... Beyond these rather personal
episodes, there are innumerable uncertainties S. Bialostok, R.L. Whitman and
WS.

Education and the Risk Society

Sociological and anthropological literature has examined how contemporary western society has become a “risk society.” Education and the Risk Society is the first volume to explore this seminal concept through the lens of education. Drawing on a theoretical literature that has great potential as a lens to view changes in neoliberal discourses of global capitalism from both critical and generative perspectives, Education and the Risk Society presents situated, empirical studies investigating an uncertain world as people practice it on the ground, through language and activity, within educational settings.

Justice in the Risk Society

The starting point for this book was my fear that justice is under threat in the risk
society. ... public concern is so engaged are not regarded as fellow citizens,
essentially the same as lawful citizens, gone wrong but not beyond the reach of
moral ...

Justice in the Risk Society

`The book is a unique combination of criminology, politics and philosophy which can be recommended' - Network, Newsletter of the British Sociological Association `Hudson's Justice in the Risk Society is stunning in the depth and breadth of its scholarship. In examining the challenges the risk society presents for established conceptions of justice she compels a profound rethinking of what justice does, and can, mean. Her analysis will frame and inspire future debate' - Clifford Shearing, Professor, Law Program, Research School of Social Science, Australian National University `Remarkably comprehensive, ambitious in its scope and morally compelling. Barbara Hudson draws skilfully from a wide range of frameworks... She asks fundamental questions about the nature of justice and argues for a radical rethink of liberalism. She explores complex subject matter in a clear and accessible fashion. This excellent book will surely reinvigorate theoretical thinking on the nature of punishment for years to come' - Kieran McEvoy, Professor of Law and Transitional Justice, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast 'The book makes an important contribution to the development of new perspectives on justice and provides a rigorous analysis of political and ethical theories that will be highly relevant to criminology and penology students, academics, criminal justice practitioners and policy makers' - SOCLAG Legal Journal How much of a threat does society's preoccupation with `risk' pose to the ideal of `justice'? Innovations in control and in penal policy are increasingly dominated by the theme of public protection, motivated by the aim of controlling risk rather than the aim of enhancing social justice. In Justice in the Risk Society, Barbara Hudson outlines traditional liberal perspectives on justice, risk and security, as well as addressing some key concerns, including: · the challenges to justice: the politics of risk and safety · communitarian and feminist political and ethical theories · how to use current theories and perspectives such as Habermas's discourse ethics and postmodern perspectives on justice · how to develop new methods of re-affirming and reconstructing theories and institutions of justice The book concludes with analysis of two of the most important elements of justice for late-modernity: discursiveness and human rights. Justice in the Risk Society provides theoretical analysis with a discussion of policies, and arguments are illustrated by cases and examples. The book reviews political and ethical theories in a way that is highly relevant and accessible to criminology and penology students, practitioners and academics, as well as making an original contribution to the development of new perspectives on justice.

A Geography of Horse Riding

Adam, B., U. Beck and J. Van Loon 2000, The risk society and beyond: critical
issues for social theory, London: Sage Agar, M. 1980, The Professional Stranger:
An informal introduction to ethnography, New York: Academic Press Alaszewski,
 ...

A Geography of Horse Riding

This book presents an in-depth, qualitative exploration of the practice of horse-riding by “disabled” and “non-disabled” riders and their horses. Situated as part of an “affective turn” within human geography, creative and original use is made of poststructuralist theory to bring together animal studies and disability studies in order to decentre the human as we think about the social. Eighteen months of multi-sited performance ethnography “on the hoof” were conducted with riders recruited from local riding schools, an internet forum and three Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) groups. The study employed various methods, including diary-keeping, participant observation and video-recording of riding activities, in order to capture moments of horse-human relating. Through these methods, the embodied expressions of horses are taken seriously as demonstrative of their individual thoughts and intentions.