Risk Products

  • Qualitative Research in Gambling

    Exploring the Production and Consumption of Risk

    Edited by Rebecca Cassidy, Andrea Pisac, Claire Loussouarn

    Gambling is both a multi-billion dollar international industry and a ubiquitous social and cultural phenomenon. It is also undergoing significant change, with new products and technologies, regulatory models, changing public attitudes and the sheer scale of the gambling enterprise necessitating…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09

  • Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters

    From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience

    By Michael R Greenberg

    The baby boom generation were born between 1946 and 1964 and are the largest population cohort in US history. They should number about 90 million by mid-century, more than doubling their current size. The massive increase in seniors and relative decline of those of working age in the US is mirrored…

    Hardback – 2014-07-14
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Knowledge

    By Marian Adolf, Nico Stehr

    Almost everything we do is based on our knowledge of the world around us: how we dress in the morning, how we go about our work, how we interact with other people – all these things rest on our understanding of how we know life. Knowledge might be seen as the most central as well as the most…

    Paperback – 2014-06-03
    Key Ideas

  • Understanding Deviance

    Connecting Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

    By Tammy L. Anderson

    In this collection of 48 reprinted and completely original articles, Tammy Anderson gives her fellow instructors of undergraduate deviance a refreshing way to energize and revitalize their courses. [36 are reprints; 12 are original to this text/anthology] First, in 12 separate sections, she…

    Paperback – 2014-01-28
    Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

  • Panic

    By Keith Tester

    Impending environmental catastrophe, threat of terrorism, viruses both biological and virtual, disease: there seem to be so many reasons to panic today. But what is panic and why does it happen? This book uses a range of literature from sociology, cultural studies and popular psychology to develop…

    Paperback – 2012-11-09

  • The GM Debate

    Risk, Politics and Public Engagement

    By Tom Horlick-Jones, John Walls, Gene Rowe, Nick Pidgeon, Wouter Poortinga, Graham Murdock, Tim O'Riordan

    This book tells the story of an unprecedented experiment in public participation: the government-sponsored debate on the possible commercialization of ‘GM’ crops in the UK. Giving a unique and systematic account of the debate process, this revealing volume sets it within its political and…

    Paperback – 2009-07-14
    Genetics and Society

  • Health, Risk and Vulnerability

    Edited by Alan Petersen, Iain Wilkinson

    The concept of risk is one of the most suggestive terms for evoking the cultural character of our times and for defining the purpose of social research. Risk attitudes and behaviours are understood to comprise the dominant experience of culture, politics and society in our times. Health, Risk and…

    Paperback – 2007-10-31

  • Sport, Professionalism and Pain

    Ethnographies of Injury and Risk

    By David Howe

    Are pain and injury managed appropriately in the environment of professional sport?Is sports medicine a tool to empower or to disempower athletes? David Howe considers these and other pertinent concerns and questions whether, in the world of modern sport, it is the participants themselves or the…

    Paperback – 2003-12-18
    Ethics and Sport

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