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Risk Acceptability According to the Social Sciences Mary Douglas

Risk Acceptability According to the Social Sciences

Mary Douglas

Published December 13th 2002
ISBN : 9780415291149
Hardcover
115 pages
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 About the Book 

First published in 1985, Mary Douglas intended Risk and Acceptability as a review of the existing literature on the state of risk theory. Unsatisfied with the current studies of risk, which she found to be flawed by individualistic and psychologisticMoreFirst published in 1985, Mary Douglas intended Risk and Acceptability as a review of the existing literature on the state of risk theory. Unsatisfied with the current studies of risk, which she found to be flawed by individualistic and psychologistic biases, she instead uses the book to argue risk analysis from an anthropological perspective. Douglas raises questions about rational choice, the provision of public good and the autonomy of the individual.