Risk, Vulnerability and Everyday Life (The New Sociology)
It is now sociological common sense to declare that, in everydaylife, large numbers of people approach matters of work, familylife, trust and friendship with 'risk' constantly in mind. Thisbook, provides an introductory overview and critical assessment ofthis phenomenon. Iain Wilkinson outlines contrasting sociologicaltheories of risk, and summarizes some of the principle discoveriesof empirical research conducted into the ways people perceive,experience and respond to a world of danger. He also examines someof the moral concerns and political interests that feature in thisarea of study.Designed to equip readers not only with the sociological meansto debate the human consequences of our contemporary culture ofrisk, but also, with the critical resources to evaluate thesignificance this holds for current sociology, this book provides aperfectly pitched undergraduate introduction to the topic.