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Risk Revisited


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Risk Revisited by Pat Caplan
2. The Politics of Risk among London Prostitutes by Sophie Day
3. Risk and Trust: Unsafe Sex, Gender and AIDS in Tanzania by Janet Bujra
4. Conflicting Models of Risk: Clinical Genetics and British Pakistanis by Alison Shaw
5. Risk-talk: the Politics of Risk and its Representation by Penny Vera-Sanso
6. A Risky Cease-fire: British Infantry Soldiers and Northern Ireland by Paul Killworth
7. The Eruption of Chances Peak: Montserrat, and the Narrative Containment of Risk by Jonathan Skinner
8. 'Eating British Beef with Confidence': A Consideration of Consumers' Responses to BSE in Britain by Pat Caplan
9. Risk, ambiguity and the loss of control: how people with chronic illness experience complex biomedical causal models by Simon Cohn
10. Good Risk, Bad risk: Reflexive Modernisation and Amazonia by Stephen Nugent

About the Author

Pat Caplan is one of the founders of the Anthropology department at Goldsmiths College, UoL and was formerly the Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, UoL. She is the author of Risk Revisited (Pluto Press, 2000) and The Ethics of Anthropology (Routledge, 2003).


'An authoritative and compelling text exploring risk from a variety of cultural perspectives, highly recommended reading to anyone studying social sciences' -- Stuart Agnew, Lecturer in Criminology

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