Chapter 6. Culture and Risk

  1. Jens O. Zinn Senior Research Fellow
  1. John Tulloch Research Professor Director

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301489.ch6

Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty: An Introduction

Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty: An Introduction

How to Cite

Tulloch, J. (2008) Culture and Risk, in Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty: An Introduction (ed J. O. Zinn), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301489.ch6

Editor Information

  1. University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Author Information

  1. Centre for Media, Globalisation and Risk, School of Social Sciences, Brunel University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405153355

Online ISBN: 9781444301489

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Keywords:

  • culture and risk;
  • Mary Douglas and cultural boundaries;
  • Ulrich Beck and risk society;
  • risk and governmentality;
  • critical realism and left criminology;
  • the writer as risk victim and academic;
  • sociocultural analysis of risk - a growing field drawing on sociology, anthropology, criminology, cultural/media studies, and literary studies;
  • Beck's thesis focusing on globalization of risks to the planet itself

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mary Douglas and Cultural Boundaries

  • Ulrich Beck and Risk Society

  • Risk and Governmentality

  • Critical Realism and Left Criminology

  • The Writer as Risk Victim and Academic

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading