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Risk, Power, and Inequality in the 21st Century

Authors: Curran, D.

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Risk, Power, and Inequality in the 21st Century provides a groundbreaking new analysis of the increasingly important relationship between risk and widening inequalities. The massive, and often unequal, impacts of contemporary risks are recognized widely in popular discussions – be it the fall-out from the 2008 financial crisis or Hurricane Katrina – yet there is a distinct neglect in social science of the overall systemic impacts of these risks for increasing inequalities. This book moves beyond this lacuna to identify novel intersections of risk and inequalities. It shows how key processes associated with risk society – the social production and distribution of risks as side-effects – are intensifying inequalities in fundamental ways. In articulating how risk is intensifying both the social sources of suffering of the least advantaged and the power of the most advantaged, this book realizes a significant rethinking of risk, power, and inequalities in contemporary society.

About the authors

Dean Curran is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary, Canada. His research interests include social theory, risk, and class.

Reviews

"This splendid and very innovative book is a major contribution to our understanding of the implications of Beck's enormously important work." - William Outhwaite, Newcastle University, UK

"This splendid and very innovative book is a major contribution to our understanding of the implications of Beck's enormously important work." - William Outhwaite, Newcastle University, UK

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Which Risk Society, and for Whom?

    Curran, Dean

    Pages 1-19

  • The Sociology of Risk and the Ineliminability of Realism

    Curran, Dean

    Pages 20-41

  • Risk Society and Systematic Social Theory

    Curran, Dean

    Pages 42-62

  • Thinking with Bourdieu, Marx, and Weber to Analyse Contemporary Inequalities and Class

    Curran, Dean

    Pages 63-82

  • Risk Society and the Distribution of Bads

    Curran, Dean

    Pages 83-112

Buy this book

eBook £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49557-0
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £63.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49556-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Risk, Power, and Inequality in the 21st Century
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49557-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137495570
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49556-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 185
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