30-Day No-Hassle Returns
We guarantee your satisfaction on every purchase or rental with a full refund within 30 days of your purchase date.
Fast Customer Service
If you need help, our friendly customer service team is here to help!
The Best Prices on Textbook Rentals, Guaranteed
You can shop with confidence with the best rental prices at ValoreBooks.com. If you find a lower priced rental, we will match it.

Risk, Culture, and Health Inequality Shifting Perceptions of Danger and Blame

Author: 


ISBN-13: 

9780275978693


ISBN: 

0275978699


Publisher:  Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Summary: Examines the diverse uses and abuses of "risk" by social actors across a wide range of cultural, ethnic, and geographical locales. The introductory chapter by the two co-editors analyzes and contextualizes current scholarly debates on the social, cultural, and political construction of risk. It is followed by an overview on the anthropology of "harm reduction" that outlines an innovative framework for culturally info...rmed risk analysis. The remaining nine chapters are organized into three sections, "The Cultivation of Fear," "Perceptions of Health, Safety, and Hazard: Risk Makers and Risk Takers," and "Regulating Risk and the Public's Health." The book aims to address a set of questions of theoretical and practical importance to anthropologists, sociologists, public health scholars and professionals, and public policy advocates, among others. These questions include: How do individuals conceptualize and respond to risk? Can risk be a tool of empowerment for individuals and communities who define themselves as at-risk? How has risk figured recently in the production of health inequality? Has the social contract to provide care in its broadest sense expanded or contracted around issues of risk? Are risk and the imperative to adhere to risk warnings used by experts as a means of social control? The volume's contributors, medical anthropologists and sociologists, provide rich, grounded ethnographic case material on the processes at work in everyday social life around the globe, as individuals and groups struggle to make saense of the health risks and inequities in their lives and communities. Authors address an array of urgent health concerns, ranging from food safety to environment, new technologies to infectious disease, in such contrasting locales as the US, Europe, South and Southeast Asia, and North Africa, and across diverse ethnicities and social classes.

Harthorn, Barbara Herr is the author of Risk, Culture, and Health Inequality Shifting Perceptions of Danger and Blame, published under ISBN 9780275978693 and 0275978699. Forty four Risk, Culture, and Health Inequality Shifting Perceptions of Danger and Blame textbooks are available for sale on ValoreBooks.com, fourteen used from the cheapest price of $7.63, or buy new starting at $29.98.
 [read more]

Marketplace Prices
30 New from $29.98 14 Used from $7.63
  • Used $7.63
  • New $29.98
Price + Shipping
Condition
Details
Recommended
Product Details
Risk, Culture, and Health Inequality Shifting Perceptions of Danger and Blame

ISBN-13: 9780275978693


ISBN: 0275978699


Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Valore Books has some of the lowest prices for cheap Risk, Culture, and Health Inequality Shifting Perceptions of Danger and Blame rentals, or used and new condition books available to purchase and have shipped quickly.
Where's My Stuff?
Shipping & Returns