9780415119993-0415119995-Risk and Blame: Essays in Cultural Theory

Risk and Blame: Essays in Cultural Theory

ISBN-13: 9780415119993
ISBN-10: 0415119995
Edition: 1
Author: Mary Douglas
Publication date: 1994
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780415119993
ISBN-10: 0415119995
Edition: 1
Author: Mary Douglas
Publication date: 1994
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 336 pages

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Acknowledged author Mary Douglas wrote Risk and Blame: Essays in Cultural Theory comprising 336 pages back in 1994. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0415119995 and 9780415119993. Since then Risk and Blame: Essays in Cultural Theory textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Risk and danger are culturally conditioned ideas. They are shaped by pressures of social life and accepted notions of accountability. The risk analyses that are increasingly being utilised by politicians, aid programmes and business ignore the insights to be gained from social anthropology which can be applied to modern industrial society.
In this collection of recent essays, Mary Douglas develops a programme for studying risk and blame that follows from ideas originally proposed in Purity and Danger. She suggests how political and cultural bias can be incorporated into the study of risk perception and in the discussion of responsibility in public policy.

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