Anthropology and Risk

Asa Boholm

Drawing on theory from anthropology, sociology, organisation studies and philosophy, this book addresses how the perception, communication and management of risk is shaped by culturally informed and socially embedded knowledge and experience.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION

Bulk non-returnable discounts

Quantity Price Discount
List Price $52.95  

Quick Quote

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit

$52.95


Book Information

Publisher: Routledge
Publish Date: 05/05/2015
Pages: 190
ISBN-13: 9780415745635
ISBN-10: 0415745632
Language: English

Full Description

Drawing on theory from anthropology, sociology, organisation studies and philosophy, this book addresses how the perception, communication and management of risk is shaped by culturally informed and socially embedded knowledge and experience. It provides an account of how interpretations of risk in society are conditioned by knowledge claims and cultural assumptions and by the orientationof actors based on roles, norms, expectations, identities, trust and practical rationality within a lived social world. By focusing on agency, social complexity and the production and interpretation of meaning, the book offers a comprehensive and holistic theoretical perspective on risk, based on empirical case studies and ethnographic enquiry.

As a selection of sa Boholm's publications throughout her career, along with a newly written introduction overviewing the field, this book provides a unified perspective on risk as a construct shaped by social and cultural contexts.This collection should be of interest to students and scholars of risk communication, risk management, environmental planning, environmental management and environmental and applied anthropology.

We have updated our privacy policy. Click here to read our full policy.