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Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty

The UK ‘at Risk’

A Corpus Approach to Historical Social Change 1785–2009

Authors: Zinn, Jens

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  • Takes the field significantly further in carefully mapping the changes over time and providing interesting interpretations of the findings and scope for further scholarship
    Offers an innovative contribution to the understanding of how awareness, concern and conflict about risks have developed over time in line with evolving social and cultural conditions
    Follows an unexpected turn in the debate to give more weight to the actual linguistic use of the concept of "risk"

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About this book

This book presents a case study of the proliferation of at risk-language in The Times news coverage from 1785 to 2009, illuminating the changing social experience of risk.

Zinn presents an historical examination of the forces which have shaped the language of risk over time, and considers how linguistic developments in recent decades are underpinned by issues such as cultural and structural transformations, the management of infectious and chronic diseases and climate change. He also explores changes in the public sphere, including the production of the news.  

Based on an interdisciplinary research project which combines linguistic research tools with sociological analysis of the social contexts, the book contributes to a better understanding of how 'at risk' has become a defining feature of the UK in recent decades, and one which permeates all kinds of social domains. This research will be a point of reference for students and scholars engaging with risk studies from various disciplines including sociology, media studies, history and socio-linguistics.  


About the authors

Jens O. Zinn is Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Melbourne, Australia and Guest Professor at the Risk and Crisis Research Centre at Mid Sweden University, Sweden.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The UK ‘at Risk’
Book Subtitle
A Corpus Approach to Historical Social Change 1785–2009
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20238-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20238-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20237-8
Series ISSN
2523-7268
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 278
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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