Edited and contributed to by a collection of eminent international scholars in the field, this is the first book to explore the gendered aspects of risk.
It analyzes what is currently known and identifies some of the new directions and challenges for research and theory that emerge from thinking of risk as a governmental technique; as a form of consciousness and action and as a political issue, shaped by, and shaping gender in contemporary society.
1. Introduction Kelly Hannah-Moffat and Pat O’Malley 2. Risk, Justice and Diversity Barbara Hudson 3. Risk and Victimization Sandra Walklate 4. Maculinities, 'Edgework' and Risk Taking Steve Lyng 5. Risk and Gendered Identities Mariana Valverde 6. Barebacking, Risk and the Productivity of Prohibition Kane Race 7. (Re)Mapping 'the Family' in the Context of Predictive Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk: Gendered Responsibilities in the Age of Genetic Risk Jessica Polzer 8. Genetics and Risk in Prenatal Diagnosis Silja Samerski 9. Risk, Gender and Genomics Roxanne Mykitiuk 10. Gendered Risk Assessment Practices and Pension Investment Decision-Making Mary Condon 11. 'Getting Mad wi' it': Risk-Seeking by Young Women Susan Batchelor 12. Risky Relations: Criminogenic Factors and Female Prisoners Kelly Hannah-Moffat