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Risk Society


spenser davis

on 14 April 2010

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Transcript of Risk Society

"Risk IS EVERYWHERE." one example of risk society:

Procedures associated with air travel:

shown how to react in worst case scenarios
"risk is hazard, it is predominantly characterized
as a negative aspect of life" "we are increasingly aware of risks and of the things that can harm us. more importantly, risk is a matter of perception and interpretation" we are OBSESSED with risks and how to alleviate them "risk awareness is a particular mode of understanding the self and the world: the self is what is at risk in the world. risk is linked therefore, not only to the sense of danger but also to the call for individual action." "on a larger scale, a community, culture, or group might also be called to action in order to thwart what it perceives as a risk."
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