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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.
- Book Title A Framework of Intersectional Risk Theory in the Age of Ambivalence
- Series Title Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty
- Series Abbreviated Title Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty
- 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 Social Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-33523-6
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-33526-7
- eBook ISBN 978-3-030-33524-3
- Series ISSN 2523-7268
- Series E-ISSN 2523-7276
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages VIII, 199
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
Social Structure, Social Inequality
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