Education and the Risk Society

Theories, Discourse and Risk Identities in Education Contexts

  • Steven Bialostok
  • Robert L. Whitman
  • William S. Bradley

Part of the Contexts of Education book series (CONT, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Steven Bialostok, Robert Whitman
    Pages 1-34
  3. Steven Bialostok
    Pages 75-95
  4. Robert Whitman
    Pages 97-118
  5. Michelle Buchanan
    Pages 119-140
  6. Deborah Golden
    Pages 141-167
  7. Susanne Miskimmon
    Pages 169-181
  8. Marnie Bjornson
    Pages 183-202
  9. Deborah Freedman Lustig, Kenzo Sung
    Pages 203-223
  10. Elsa Davidson
    Pages 225-247
  11. William Bradley
    Pages 265-278
  12. Shirley Brice Heath
    Pages 279-292

About this book


Sociological and anthropological literature has examined how contemporary western society has become a “risk society.” Education and the Risk Society is the first volume to explore this seminal concept through the lens of education. Drawing on a theoretical literature that has great potential as a lens to view changes in neoliberal discourses of global capitalism from both critical and generative perspectives, Education and the Risk Society presents situated, empirical studies investigating an uncertain world as people practice it on the ground, through language and activity, within educational settings.


education sociology risk

Authors and affiliations

  • Steven Bialostok
    • 1
  • Robert L. Whitman
    • 2
  • William S. Bradley
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Wyoming CollegeLaramieUSA
  2. 2.Bunker Hill Community CollegeBoston, MassachusettsUSA
  3. 3.Ryukoku UniversityOtsu-shi, Shiga-kenJapan

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