Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society)

3,77 valoración promedio
( 393 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780803983465: Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society)
Ver todas las copias de esta edición ISBN.
 
 

Risk society:towards a new modernity editado por Sage

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Críticas:

This is a challenging book with a bold thesis which fully deserves the widespread attention it has provoked since its publication. In it Beck not only sets out a philosophically informed sociological theory of contemporary Western societies but also provides a framework within which environmental politics can be understood, explained and developed. While firm in criticising those who claim Western societies are "postmodern", Beck also offers an immanent critique of modernity's failed promises. What Beck claims is that contemporary society is at the cusp of a transition between "industrial society" and "risk society".... To conclude, "risk society" could be viewed as the "morning after" the industrial night(mare) before, with "reflexive modernization" as the "hair of the dog", a necessary but not sufficient condition for dealing with risk. A sobering analysis indeed!
Environmental Politics

Thoroughly attuned to complexity in ecopolitical affairs... dissatisfied with the state of these affairs... ponder[s] the problematic relationship between science and politics... offer[s] insight into how to move beyond an unsatisfactory status quo in the search for ecological rationality or sustainability.... sensitive to the ecological hazards of modernity... Risk Society appeared in German in 1986, and its substantial impact in German social science looks set to be repeated in the English-speaking world. To Beck, the contemporary crisis is not of modernity but within modernity. The question is... how to make the best of modernity; as Beck puts it, to move from the semi-modernity of industrial to modernity proper
Policy Sciences

Risk Society is incredibly thought-provoking and has quickly established itself as one of the most significant works of contemporary social analysis. A book of enormous breadth, it raises several issues of critical importance in contemporary society.... there are many memorable phrases and passages throughout the book which lead colour to the disturbing subject matter
The Ecologist

Provocative. Beck's discussion of the politics of risk societies is particularly insightful, and contributes to a more complete and critical understanding of advanced modern societies
Political Studies

Ulrich Beck's remarkable book Risk Society gives one cause to think again about whether a new model might not be becoming available for thinking about our times, in not an unhopeful spirit. Beck's book, published in Germany in 1986 and successful enough there to have sold more than 60,000 copies and turned its author into a regular columinst... Risk Society displays a real sociological imagination
Radical Philosophy

Beck's book, in the tradition of German critical theory, provides a panoramic and abstract overview of contemporary society as dominated by technical risk... The greatest strengths of Risk Society are its rich theorizing and its global, often original, insights into the nature of contemporary social forces. Beck explains that society fights the `devil of hunger' with the `Beelzebub of multiplying risks'. He also claims that, in industrial society, the driving force is `I am hungry' whereas in risk society it is `I am afraid'. Such gripping conceptualisations are the mark of a distinguished essaysist, as Beck is. He astutely observes that we have succeeded in being skeptical about the methods of science but not about the application of science. Likewise Beck says that in the risk society we have replaced the politics of voting with faith in progress
Environmental Values

Beck puts forward an intriguing argument: global endangerment is replacing class society and its alliances as an organizing principle. Whereas in earlier class-based societies only the proletariat was victimized, in the emerging worldwide risk society all groups - even the rich - are threatened...He makes the important point that risk and class positions overlap on a national and an international scale...Risk Society is a bold and imaginative treatise...vivid passages and sparkling metaphors...scholars, graduate students and patient general readers concerned with risk, social theory, or global social change will find reading it well worth their effort...(the) book addresses the cultural and moral dimensions of risk perception with compelling arguments. (It) also makes clear that social theory cannot truly explain contemporary society without carefully accounting for the roles played by science, technology, and cultural construcitons of risk
Contemporary Sociology

This is a book of central political and social importance; it is vital that it triggers off and animates public discussion in this country as it did in Germany. After all, the greatest of risks our risk-infested society carries is the indifference to the risk aspects of our individual, sectional and global actions
Times Higher Education Supplement

This analysis of the condition of Western societies made a 'big splash' when it was first published in German... The English translation will most probably help this important text of contemporary sociology to find its place among other typifications of society as postindustrial or postmodern... Here is a book which is very relevant to current debates about the social dimensions of the so-called 'post-modern society
Social Compass

Reseña del editor:

This panoramic analysis of the condition of Western societies has been hailed as a classic. This first English edition has taken its place as a core text of contemporary sociology alongside earlier typifications of society as postindustrial and current debates about the social dimensions of the postmodern.

 

Underpinning the analysis is the notion of the 'risk society'. The changing nature of society's relation to production and distribution is related to the environmental impact as a totalizing, globalizing economy based on scientific and technical knowledge becomes more central to social organization and social conflict.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Ulrich Beck
ISBN 10: 0803983468 ISBN 13: 9780803983465
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: 2
Librería
Fairview Books
(Southfield, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Condición: New. Brand New Book. Nº de ref. del artículo: 0803983468-RYZ

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,48
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Ulrich Beck
Publicado por Sage Publications Ltd, United Kingdom (1992)
ISBN 10: 0803983468 ISBN 13: 9780803983465
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Sage Publications Ltd, United Kingdom, 1992. Paperback. Condición: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This panoramic analysis of the condition of Western societies has been hailed as a classic. This first English edition has taken its place as a core text of contemporary sociology alongside earlier typifications of society as postindustrial and current debates about the social dimensions of the postmodern. Underpinning the analysis is the notion of the risk society . The changing nature of society s relation to production and distribution is related to the environmental impact as a totalizing, globalizing economy based on scientific and technical knowledge becomes more central to social organization and social conflict. Nº de ref. del artículo: AAZ9780803983465

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 34,17
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Ulrich Beck
Publicado por Sage Publications Ltd, United Kingdom (1992)
ISBN 10: 0803983468 ISBN 13: 9780803983465
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Book Depository International
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Sage Publications Ltd, United Kingdom, 1992. Paperback. Condición: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This panoramic analysis of the condition of Western societies has been hailed as a classic. This first English edition has taken its place as a core text of contemporary sociology alongside earlier typifications of society as postindustrial and current debates about the social dimensions of the postmodern. Underpinning the analysis is the notion of the risk society . The changing nature of society s relation to production and distribution is related to the environmental impact as a totalizing, globalizing economy based on scientific and technical knowledge becomes more central to social organization and social conflict. Nº de ref. del artículo: AAZ9780803983465

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 34,82
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Ulrich Beck
ISBN 10: 0803983468 ISBN 13: 9780803983465
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Condición: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0803983468. Nº de ref. del artículo: ST0803983468

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 36,22
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Ulrich Beck
Publicado por SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN 10: 0803983468 ISBN 13: 9780803983465
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: > 20
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción SAGE Publications Ltd. Paperback. Condición: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Nº de ref. del artículo: B9780803983465

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 28,55
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,92
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Ulrich Beck (author)
Publicado por SAGE Publications 1992-07-30, Los Angeles, [Calif.] |London (1992)
ISBN 10: 0803983468 ISBN 13: 9780803983465
Nuevo paperback Cantidad disponible: > 20
Librería
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción SAGE Publications 1992-07-30, Los Angeles, [Calif.] |London, 1992. paperback. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: 9780803983465

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 29,99
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,85
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Beck, Ulrich
Publicado por SAGE Publications Ltd (1992)
ISBN 10: 0803983468 ISBN 13: 9780803983465
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción SAGE Publications Ltd, 1992. PAP. Condición: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. del artículo: GB-9780803983465

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 30,30
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 10,27
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Beck, Ulrich
Publicado por Sage Publications UK (2016)
ISBN 10: 0803983468 ISBN 13: 9780803983465
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 1
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Sage Publications UK, 2016. Paperback. Condición: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: ria9780803983465_lsuk

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 36,85
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,41
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Beck, Ulrich
Publicado por SAGE Publications Ltd (1992)
ISBN 10: 0803983468 ISBN 13: 9780803983465
Nuevo Tapa blanda Original o primera edición Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción SAGE Publications Ltd, 1992. Condición: New. 1992. 1st Edition. Paperback. Underpinning this examination of Western societies is the notion of the 'risk society'. The changing nature of society's relation to production and distribution is related to the environmental impact as a totalizing, globalizing economy based on scientific and technical knowledge becomes more central to social organization and social conflict. Translator(s): Ritter, Mark. Series: Published in Association with Theory, Culture & Society. Num Pages: 272 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JFC; JHM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 155 x 234 x 15. Weight in Grams: 422. . . . . . . Nº de ref. del artículo: V9780803983465

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 41,67
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Ulrich Beck
Publicado por SAGE Publications Ltd (1992)
ISBN 10: 0803983468 ISBN 13: 9780803983465
Nuevo Tapa blanda Original o primera edición Cantidad disponible: 2
Librería
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción SAGE Publications Ltd, 1992. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: ria9780803983465_rkm

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 38,15
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,42
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda