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Risk and Everyday Life

Risk and Everyday Life

First Edition
  • John Tulloch - Charles Sturt University, New South Wales and Cardiff University
  • Deborah Lupton - University of New South Wales, Australia, UNSW Sydney, Australia

July 2003 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Risk and Everyday Life examines how people respond to, experience and think about risk as part of their everyday lives.

Bringing together original empirical research and sociocultural theory, the authors examine how people define risk and what risks they see as affecting them, for example in relation to immigration, employment and family life. They emphasise the need to take account of the cultural dimensions of risk and risk-taking to understand how risk is experienced as part of everyday life and consider the influence that gender, social class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, occupation, geographical location and nationality have on our perceptions and experience of risk.

Drawing on the work of key theorists - Ulrich Beck, Scott Lash, and Mary Douglas - the authors examine and critique theories of risk in the light of their own research and presents case studies which show how notions of risk interact with day-to-day concerns.

Researching Risk and Everyday Life

Defining Risk
Risk and Border Crossings
Individualization, Risk Modernity and Biography
The Case of Work

Plural Rationalities
From Blitz to Contemporary Crime

Perceptions of Time and Place in a `Risk Modern' City
Final Thoughts

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