Chapter 7. A Comparison of Sociological Theorizing on Risk and Uncertainty

  1. Jens O. Zinn Senior Research Fellow
  1. Jens O. Zinn Senior Research Fellow

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301489.ch7

Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty: An Introduction

Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty: An Introduction

How to Cite

Zinn, J. O. (2008) A Comparison of Sociological Theorizing on Risk and Uncertainty, in Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty: An Introduction (ed J. O. Zinn), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301489.ch7

Editor Information

  1. University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Kent, Canterbury, 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:

  • comparison of sociological theorizing on risk and uncertainty;
  • epistemological status of risk - causing strong debate;
  • theoretical contexts of risk theorizing;
  • epistemology of risk;
  • theoretical positioning of risk;
  • risk and values, knowledge, rationality, power, and emotion;
  • governmentality approaching culture on a general level;
  • promises, pitfalls, and perspectives of risk theorizing;
  • the approaches' perspectives of critique

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Theoretical Contexts of Risk Theorizing

  • Epistemology of Risk

  • The Theoretical Positioning of Risk

  • Promises, Pitfalls, and Perspectives of Risk Theorizing