By Boel Berner, Jane Summerton
Smooth technological platforms entail dangers and uncertainties of hitherto unknown dimensions. This publication discusses the development of threat and protection inside a number of empirical contexts the place applied sciences and their danger are debated and dealt with via participants, teams or firms. With contributions from major students from Europe and america, it offers unique theoretical discussions, associated with distinctive empirical case experiences.
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Given the vagaries of “nature,” accidents were inevitable and thus to be expected from time to time – yet not worthy of serious investigation. This consensus was fractured in the second half of the twentieth century. In today’s “risk society,” a discourse of risk management and prevention has emerged, marking the transfer of “the accidental” from the margin to the center of concern. If misfortunes such as accidents occur as a result of knowable and calculable risks, they can be transformed into potentially preventable events.
Constructing Risk and Safety in Technological Practice (Routledge Advances in Sociology, 4) by Boel Berner, Jane Summerton