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Risk Acceptability According to the Social Sciences
by Mary Douglas
Every day, it seems, we become aware of some new technological or chemical hazard. Yet it is also possible that this very awareness is new, or at least newly heightened. Why are certain kinds of risks suddenly so salient? Are public perceptions of risk simply the sum of individual reactions to individual events, or do social and cultural influences play a role in shaping o ...more
Paperback, 121 pages
Published May 1st 1986 by Russell Sage Foundation
(first published January 1st 1985)
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