Theoretical Directions in Risk

Monday, 16 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
TG04 Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty (host committee)

Language: English

Risk has become a common issue in everyday life and expert debate while some scholars have already started questioning the usefulness of the concept for describing recent societal developments. This session invites papers which aim to advance conceptual work on risk, uncertainty and related concepts such as social resilience, sustainable decision-making or worry. The session also welcomes contributions discussing recent developments in risk theorizing in more general terms regarding the limits of common approaches and further contributions to advance theorizing. For example lifeworlds and the every-day, reflexivity and ambivalence, feminism and post-colonialism, and post-humanism.
Session Organizer:
Anna OLOFSSON, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Katarina GIRITLI NYGREN, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Susanna OHMAN, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Oral Presentations
Why Define Risk?
Gulin KAYHAN, Waseda University, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Japan
Culture of Fear or Risk Society? Beyond a False Opposition
Dean CURRAN, University of Calgary, Canada
Emancipatory Catastrophism and the Speculative Imagination
Luke GOODE, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Intersectional Policy Analysis –Doing Risk in the Case of Gender Based Violence
Katarina GIRITLI NYGREN, Mid Sweden University, Sweden; Sara NYHLÉN, Mid Sweden University, Sweden