Risk And Culture - an essay on the selection of technical and environmental dangers
Aaron Wildavsky; Mary Douglas
University of California Press (1983)
Environmental Protection, Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection, Political Science / General, Risk, Social Science / General
Offering what they call a cultural theory of risk perception, the authors suggest that peoples complaints about hazards should never be taken at face value. One must look further to discover what forms of social organization are being defended or attacked.