Risk and Blame: Essays in Cultural Theory (BOK)

Professor Mary Douglas

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Risk and danger are culturally conditioned ideas. They are shaped by pressures of social life and accepted notions of accountability. The risk analyses that are increasingly being utilised by politicians, aid programmes and business ignore the insights to be gained from social anthropology which can be applied to modern industrial society. In this collection of recent essays, Mary Douglas develops a programme for studying risk and blame that follows from ideas originally proposed in Purity and Danger. She suggests how political and cultural bias can be incorporated into the study of risk perception and in the discussion of responsibility in public policy.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1994 Forfatter Professor Mary Douglas
Forlag
BERTRAMS PRINT ON DEMAND
ISBN 9780415119993
Antall sider 336 Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 466 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Cultural studies, Political science & theory, Social, group or collective psychology, Decision theory: general