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    Risk talk: the politics of risk and its representation

    Vera-Sanso, Penny (1998) Risk talk: the politics of risk and its representation. In: Caplan, P. (ed.) Risk Revisited. London, UK: Pluto Press, pp. 108-132. ISBN http://www.plutobooks.com/.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Looking at the concept of risk from a cross-cultural perspective, the contributors challenge the Eurocentric frameworks within which notions of risk are more commonly considered. They argue that perceptions of danger, and sources of anxiety, are far more socially and culturally constructed -- and far more contingent -- than risk theorists generally admit. Topics covered include prostitutes in London; AIDS in Tanzania; the cease-fire in Northern Ireland; the volcanic eruptions in Montserrat; modernisation in Amazonia; and the BSE scare in Britain.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 17:02
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 09:45
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16658

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