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.
Introduction - Scott Lash and Brian Wynne
PART ONE: LIVING ON THE VOLCANO OF CIVILIZATION - THE CONTOURS OF THE RISK SOCIETY
On the Logic of Wealth Distribution and Risk Distribution
The Politics of Knowledge in the Risk Society
PART TWO: THE INDIVIDUALIZATION OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY - LIFE-FORMS AND THE DEMISE OF TRADITION
Beyond Status and Class?
`I am I'
Gendered Space and the Conflict Inside and Outside the Family
Individualization, Institutionalization and Standardization
Life Situations and Biographical Patterns
De-Standardization of Labour
PART THREE: REFLEXIVE MODERNIZATION: ON THE GENERALIZATION OF SCIENCE AND POLITICS
Science Beyond Truth and Enlightenment?
Opening up the Political
Collana: Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society
Dimensioni: 9.2100 x 6.1400 in
Formato: Paperback / softback
Illustration Notes:black & white illustrations
Pagine Arabe: 272
Traduttore: Ritter, Mark