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Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty

A Framework of Intersectional Risk Theory in the Age of Ambivalence

Authors: Giritli Nygren, Katarina, Olofsson, Anna, Öhman, Susanna

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  • Fills a gap in the literature of risk by taking into account class, gender, race, sexual behaviour, and other lines of differentiation and inequality
  • Presents a qualified account of what 'risk society' amounts to in late modern, liberal and pluralist society
  • Contributes a framework that can be applied methodologically in concrete empirical studies
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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.

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. 



Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Framework of Intersectional Risk Theory in the Age of Ambivalence
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)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33524-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33524-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33523-6
Series ISSN
2523-7268
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 199
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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