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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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Introduction: What is Fracking a Case of?

Theoretical Lessons from European Case Studies

Roberto Cantoni, Claudia Foltyn, Reiner Keller, and Matthias S. Klaes

transition, risk society, ecological justification, or other concepts related to social structuration? This issue of Nature + Culture will not provide comprehensive answers to those questions, but we hope it will stimulate debate around them. So let us

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Editorial

Gijs Mom

Automobilism: World Mobility History, 1900–2015 . 3 Ulrich Beck, “World Risk Society as Cosmopolitan Society? Ecological Questions in a Framework of Manufactured Uncertainties,” Theory, Culture and Society 13, no. 4 (1996): 1–32. 4 Michael Hardt and

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Introduction

Understanding Mobilities in a Dangerous World

Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe, and Catharine Coleborne

connected yet simultaneously “at-risksocieties. Furthermore, our approach across these contributions is unique in that there is an international, as well as local, focus on mobilities in a “dangerous world” from scholars working mainly in Aotearoa New

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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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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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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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Introduction: Perspectives on the (Re-)Production of Knowledge

Hannah Swee and Zuzana Hrdličková

Affect in Post-Katrina Recovery Planning ”. Human Organization 70 ( 2 ): 118 – 127 . 10.17730/humo.70.2.d4356255x771r663 Beck , Ulrich . 1992 . Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity . London : Sage . Button , Gregory . 2010 . Disaster Culture

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Introduction

Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris

, and Audrey Kobayashi , 71 – 86 . Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell . doi: 10.1002/9781405165419.ch5 . Kosla , Martin T. 2015 . “ The Safety Dance: Men without [hard] Hats .” Health, Risk & Society 17 ( 5 – 6 ): 388 – 403 . doi: 10