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Environmental Expertise as Group Belonging

Environmental Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies

Rolf Lidskog and Göran Sundqvist

sociology: the treadmill of production, risk society, and ecological modernization. We conclude that these theories are not clear about either what expertise is or how to balance scientism and powerism. Therefore, we turn to science and technology studies

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The Social Life of the “Forever Chemical”

PFAS Pollution Legacies and Toxic Events

Daniel Renfrew and Thomas W. Pearson

residents near factories, airports, military bases, or dump sites remained oblivious to the chemicals infiltrating groundwater, the air, and their bodies. Now acknowledged as hazardous, PFAS epitomize the modern risk society, which is vulnerable to and

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Uncertainty, Risk, and Merit-Making

Tea Economy and Religious Practices in a Southern Yunnan Bulang Community

Zhen Ma

as Cultural Fact: Essays on the Global Condition . London : Verso . Bastide , Loïs . 2015 . “ Faith and Uncertainty: Migrants’ Journeys between Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore .” Health, Risk & Society 17 ( 3 –4): 226 – 245 . https

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Inhabiting Volatile Worlds

Franz Krause and Thomas Hylland Eriksen

the crumbling of its long-held illusions of control, stability and progress. This special issue proposes that close attention to volatile worlds and their inhabitants may harbour valuable lessons for the denizens of ‘risk society’ ( Beck 1992 ) – a

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Legal responsibility in an entangled world

Julia Eckert and Laura Knöpfel

global production, harm and law culminates in an ‘organized irresponsibility’ that Ulrich Beck identified as one of the central features of today's ‘global risk society’ ( Beck 1999 ). Such organized irresponsibility is not a by-product of global value

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Higher education in the paradigm of speed

Student perspectives on the risks of fast-track degree completion

Laura Louise Sarauw and Simon Ryberg Madsen

Review 5 : 243 – 260 . . Beck , U. ( 2006 ), ‘ Risk society revisited: Theory, politics and research programmes ’, in J. Cosgrave (ed.), The Sociology of Risk and Gambling Reader ( London

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The Case of Australia

Trust During Pandemic Uncertainty—A Qualitative Study of Midlife Women in South Australia

Paul R. Ward, Belinda Lunnay, Kristen Foley, Samantha B. Meyer, Jessica Thomas, Ian Olver, and Emma R. Miller

.1080/15265160903197531 . Beck , U. 1992 . Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity . London : SAGE . Beck , W. , L. J G. van der Maesen , F. Thomese , and A. Walker , eds. 2001 . Social Quality: A Vision for Europe . The Hague : Law International

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Surveying the Chemical Anthropocene

Chemical Imaginaries and the Politics of Defining Toxicity

Yogi Hale Hendlin

the “normal accidents” of a “risk society” ( Beck 1992 ; Perrow 1999 ), where the displacement of recompense temporally into the forever-delayed future and geographically to the enjoyment of goods by other people in other places justifies such takings

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Relative Risk

Measuring Kinship for Future Health in US Genetic Counseling

Anna Jabloner

: Intersectional Risk Theory .” Health, Risk & Society 16 ( 5 ): 417 – 430 . Ordover , Nancy . 2003 . American Eugenics: Race, Queer Anatomy, and the Science of Nationalism . Minneapolis : University of

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Arctic “Laboratory” of Food Resources in the Allaikhovskii District of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Nikolai Goncharov

Environment Institute and Stockholm Resilience Centre . Beck , Ulrich . 1992 . Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity . London : Sage . Belov , Mikhail I. 1969 . Nauchnoie i hozyaistvennoe osvoeniie Sovetskogo Severa, 1933–1945 gg . [Scientific and