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Author British Sociological Association. Annual Conference (1991 : British Sociological Association), author

Title Private risks and public dangers / edited by Sue Scott, Gareth Williams, Stephen Platt and Hilary Thomas
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge library editions. British Sociological Association ; volume 21
Routledge library editions. British Sociological Association ; v. 21
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; 1 Introduction; 2 Health and the social body; 3 Some problems in the development of a sociology of accidents; 4 The idea of prevention: A critical review; 5 Health, harm or happy families? Knowledges of incest in twentieth century parliamentary debates; 6 The gaze of the counsellors: Discourses of intervention in marriage; 7 'To hell with tomorrow'; Coronary heart disease risk and the ethnography of fatalism; 8 More medicalizing of mothers: Foetal alcohol syndrome in the USA and related developments
9 'What's your excuse for relapsing?': A critique of recent sexual behaviour studies of gay men10 Quo vadis the special hospitals?; 11 The social relations of HIV testing technology; 12 Safety as a social value: A community approach; Index
Summary "Private Risk and Public Dangers is comprised of a collection of chapters which were originally papers presented in the 1991 British Sociological Association Conference on Health and Society, and they address a range of private risks and public dangers. Issues covered vary from the response to HIV and AIDS and 'foetal alcohol syndrome' to the nature of accidents. These seemingly diverse social situations within which emerges is that we need a more sociologically informed understanding of the personal shading the public dangers they are expected to manage."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 18, 2018)
Subject Social medicine -- Congresses.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Social medicine.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Scott, Sue, editor.
ISBN 1351166131