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The Resource Risk and technological culture : towards a sociology of virulence, Joost van Loon

Risk and technological culture : towards a sociology of virulence, Joost van Loon

Label
Risk and technological culture : towards a sociology of virulence
Title
Risk and technological culture
Title remainder
towards a sociology of virulence
Statement of responsibility
Joost van Loon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The question as to whether we are now entering a risk society has become a key debate in contemporary social theory. Risk and Technological Culture presents a critical discussion of the main theories of risk - from Ulrich Beck's foundational work to that of his contemporaries such as Anthony Giddens and Scott Lash - and assesses the extent to which risk has impacted on modern societies. In this discussion Van Loon demonstrates how new technologies are transforming the character of risk and examines the relationship between technological culture and society through substantive chapters on topics such as waste, emerging viruses, communication technologies and urban disorders. In so doing this innovative new book extends the debate to encompass theorists such as Bruno Latour, Donna Haraway, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari and Jean-Francois Lyotard."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Loon, Joost van
Dewey number
302/.12
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1101
LC item number
.L66 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
International library of sociology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Risk
  • Risk perception
  • Technology
  • Culture
Label
Risk and technological culture : towards a sociology of virulence, Joost van Loon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [212]-226) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: technological culture and risk -- pt. 1. Theoretical framework -- 2. Cultivating risks: paradoxes in the work of Ulrich Beck -- 3. Enrolling risks in technocultural practices: notes on Actor Network Theory -- 4. Assemblages and deviations: biophilosophical reflections on risk -- 5. A theoretical framework: risk as the critical limit of technological culture -- pt. II. The Four Riders of the Apocalypse -- 6. Cultivating waste: excessive risks in an economy of opportunities -- 7. Emergent pathogen virulence: understanding epidemics in apocalypse culture -- 8. Cyberrisks: telematic symbiosis and computer viruses -- 9. Race, riots and risk: media technologies and the engineering of moral panics -- 10. Conclusion: risk and apocalypse culture
Control code
49822967
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 234 pages
Isbn
9780415229012
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002069875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Risk and technological culture : towards a sociology of virulence, Joost van Loon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [212]-226) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: technological culture and risk -- pt. 1. Theoretical framework -- 2. Cultivating risks: paradoxes in the work of Ulrich Beck -- 3. Enrolling risks in technocultural practices: notes on Actor Network Theory -- 4. Assemblages and deviations: biophilosophical reflections on risk -- 5. A theoretical framework: risk as the critical limit of technological culture -- pt. II. The Four Riders of the Apocalypse -- 6. Cultivating waste: excessive risks in an economy of opportunities -- 7. Emergent pathogen virulence: understanding epidemics in apocalypse culture -- 8. Cyberrisks: telematic symbiosis and computer viruses -- 9. Race, riots and risk: media technologies and the engineering of moral panics -- 10. Conclusion: risk and apocalypse culture
Control code
49822967
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 234 pages
Isbn
9780415229012
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002069875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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