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A Framework of Intersectional Risk Theory in the Age of Ambivalence

  • Katarina Giritli Nygren
  • Anna Olofsson
  • Susanna Öhman
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Part of the Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty book series (CRSTRU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Katarina Giritli Nygren, Anna Olofsson, Susanna Öhman
    Pages 1-17
  3. Katarina Giritli Nygren, Anna Olofsson, Susanna Öhman
    Pages 19-36
  4. Katarina Giritli Nygren, Anna Olofsson, Susanna Öhman
    Pages 37-57
  5. Katarina Giritli Nygren, Anna Olofsson, Susanna Öhman
    Pages 59-77
  6. Katarina Giritli Nygren, Anna Olofsson, Susanna Öhman
    Pages 79-99
  7. Katarina Giritli Nygren, Anna Olofsson, Susanna Öhman
    Pages 101-116
  8. Katarina Giritli Nygren, Anna Olofsson, Susanna Öhman
    Pages 117-132
  9. Katarina Giritli Nygren, Anna Olofsson, Susanna Öhman
    Pages 133-156
  10. Katarina Giritli Nygren, Anna Olofsson, Susanna Öhman
    Pages 157-171
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 173-199

About this book

Introduction

This book brings feminist theories and concepts to the sociology of risk in an attempt to carve out a framework for intersectional risk theories in times of ambivalence.

The authors purport that risk is pervasive in the Global North, and is fast becoming a hegemonic governing principle. In order to understand this crucial aspect of society, sociological risk theories and risk analysis must go beyond power and social inequalities, to incorporate an intersectional risk approach that takes into account gender, race and other critical perspectives. Their proposed framework will provide the tools to assess how risk is situated in different configurations of power, revealing cracks and openings in the weft of power and rethinking risk governance in contemporary society. 

By utilising an intersectional and nuanced analysis, the everyday understanding, practices and discourses of risk can be explored and better understood. This book will be of interest to scholars and students who value the importance of establishing interdisciplinary networks between risk theory, sociology, politics and more in order to study the contemporary world.

Keywords

Fear Infection Terror Natural disasters Discourses of risk Feminism Intersectionality Epistemology

Authors and affiliations

  • Katarina Giritli Nygren
    • 1
  • Anna Olofsson
    • 2
  • Susanna Öhman
    • 3
  1. 1.Mid Sweden UniversitySundsvall and ÖstersundSweden
  2. 2.Mid Sweden UniversitySundsvall and ÖstersundSweden
  3. 3.Mid Sweden UniversitySundsvall and ÖstersundSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33524-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33523-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33524-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-7268
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-7276
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