The Risk Society and Beyond

The Risk Society and Beyond

Author: Barbara Adam

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076196469X

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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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

The Risk Society and Beyond

The Risk Society and Beyond

Author: Barbara Adam

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761964681

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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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

Beyond The Risk Society: Critical Reflections On Risk And Human Security

Author: Mythen, Gabe

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335217389

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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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.

Understanding the Risk Society

Understanding the Risk Society

Author: Gabriel Mythen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137402196

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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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.

Is Breast Best?

Is Breast Best?

Author: Joan B. Wolf

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479838769

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 241

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Monitoring mothers : a recent history of following the doctor's orders -- The science : does breastfeeding make smarter, happier, and healthier babies? -- Minding your own (risky) business : health and personal responsibility -- From the womb to the breast : total motherhood and risk-free children -- Scaring mothers : the government campaign for breastfeeding -- Conclusion : whither breastfeeding?

Handbook on the Knowledge Economy

Handbook on the Knowledge Economy

Author: David Rooney

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781845426842

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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This fascinating Handbook defines how knowledge contributes to social and economic life, and vice versa. It considers the five areas critical to acquiring a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge economy: the nature of the knowledge economy; social, cooperative, cultural, creative, ethical and intellectual capital; knowledge and innovation systems; policy analysis for knowledge-based economies; and knowledge management. In presenting the outcomes of an important body of research, the Handbook enables knowledge policy and management practitioners to be more systematically guided in their thinking and actions. The contributors cover a wide disciplinary spectrum in an accessible way, presenting concise, to-the-point discussions of critical concepts and practices that will enable practitioners to make effective research, managerial and policy decisions. They also highlight important new areas of concern to knowledge economies such as wisdom, ethics, language and creative economies that are largely overlooked. Distinguished by a combination of practical relevance and analytical rigour, this Handbook provides new insights into the basic mechanisms that constitute a knowledge economy and society, and will be invaluable to practitioners and academics in diverse areas of interest, including: knowledge management, innovation management, knowledge policy, social epistemology, and development studies.

Parables, Myths and Risks

Parables, Myths and Risks

Author: Cheryl R. Lehman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787145337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Continuing the search for greater reflectivity regarding accounting’s role in society, this volume identifies the many ways accounting contributes to knowledge creation and the consequences in socio-economic realms.

Justice in the Risk Society

Justice in the Risk Society

Author: Barbara Hudson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761961598

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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In Justice in the Risk Society Barbara Hudson outlines traditional liberal perspectives on justice, risk and security, as well as addressing some key concerns. The book provides theoretical analysis with a discussion of policies, and arguments are illustrated by cases and examples.

Victorian Environments

Victorian Environments

Author: Grace Moore

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137573377

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

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This collection will draw attention to new ideas in both Victorian studies and in the emerging area of literature and the environment. Adopting a broad interpretation of the term ‘environment’ the work aims to draw together new approaches to Victorian texts and cultures that conceptualise and are influenced by environments ranging from rural to urban, British to Antipodean, and from the terrestrial to the aquatic.With the pressures of industrialism and the clustering of workers in urban centres, the Victorians were acutely aware that their environment was changing. Torn between nostalgia for a countryside that was in jeopardy and exhilaration at the rapidity with which their surroundings altered, the literature and culture produced by the Victorians reflects a world undergoing radical change. Colonization and assisted emigration schemes expanded the scope of the environment still further, pushing the boundaries of the ‘home’ on an unprecedented scale and introducing strange new worlds. These untamed physical environments enabled new freedoms, but also posed challenges that invited attempts to control, taxonomize and harness the natural world. Victorian Environments draws together leading and emerging international scholars for an examination of how various kinds of environments were constructed, redefined, and transformed, in British and colonial texts and cultures, with particular attention to the relationship between Australia and Britain.

Environmental Risks and the Media

Environmental Risks and the Media

Author: Barbara Adam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134610938

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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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?

Nanotechnology, Risk and Communication

Nanotechnology, Risk and Communication

Author: A. Anderson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230234574

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

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Drawing together insights from media studies, sociology and science and technology studies, this book is one of the first major studies of media coverage, policy debates and public perceptions of nanotechnologies, and makes a fascinating and timely contribution to debates about the public communication of science.

Methodological issues in accounting research

Methodological issues in accounting research

Author: Zahirul Hoque

Publisher: Spiramus Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781910151471

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 686

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What is my theory? How do I choose a theory? Why and how should I employ a particular method for collecting the empirical data? These basic questions concern everyone involved in research. A research study can be a voyage of discovering or choice of theoretical perspective as well as gathering empirics or facts on a problem or situation. This book provides a good guideline as to why and how to choose a particular theory or method to study an organisational phenomenon such as accounting. All the chapters provide both retrospective and contemporary views by scholars in the field. Each chapter documents the latest developments and research in accounting and control systems and provides valuable insights into methodological perspectives in accounting research. This second edition has also introduced a number of new chapters covering strategy-management control as practice, grounded theory approach, institutional logic and rhetoric, social interaction theory, actor-network theory and practice theory. The book is primarily intended for research students and academic researchers. It can also be used for undergraduate Honours course as well as postgraduate accounting and business methodology courses. Research organisations and consulting firms in accounting and business fields may also find this book useful. The principal aims of this second edition are (1) to update the chapters previously published in 2006 and (2) to introduce new chapters documenting recent developments in accounting research.