Risk and culture : an essay on the selection of technical and environmental dangers (Book, 1983) [WorldCat.org]
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Risk and culture : an essay on the selection of technical and environmental dangers

Author: Mary Douglas; Aaron B Wildavsky
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1983, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. printView all editions and formats
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How, then, do people decide which risks to take and which to ignore? On what basis are certain dangers guarded against and others relegated to secondary status? This book explores how we decide what  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Douglas; Aaron B Wildavsky
ISBN: 0520050630 9780520050631
OCLC Number: 11250039
Description: ix, 221 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: Can We Know the Risks We Face? I Risks are Hidden II Risks are Selected III Scientists Disagree IV Assessment is Biased v The Center is Complacent VI The Border is Alarmed VII The Border Fears for Nature VIII America is a Border Country IX The Dialogue is Political Conclusion: Risk is a Collective Construct Notes Index
Responsibility: Mary Douglas and Aaron Wildavsky.

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