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A Framework of Intersectional Risk Theory in the Age of Ambivalence

Book

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

  1. 1.Mid Sweden UniversitySundsvall and ÖstersundSweden
  2. 2.Mid Sweden UniversitySundsvall and ÖstersundSweden
  3. 3.Mid Sweden UniversitySundsvall and ÖstersundSweden

About the authors

Katarina Giritli Nygren is Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Forum for Gender Studies, Mid Sweden University, Sweden.

Anna Olofsson is Professor of Sociology at Risk and Crisis Research Centre, Mid Sweden University, Sweden. 

Susanna Öhman is Associate Professor of Sociology at Risk and Crisis Research Centre, Mid Sweden University, Sweden. 



Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Framework of Intersectional Risk Theory in the Age of Ambivalence
  • Authors Katarina Giritli Nygren
    Anna Olofsson
    Susanna Öhman
  • 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
  • Topics Social Theory
    Social Structure, Social Inequality
    Research Methodology
    Environmental Sociology
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