Navigating Ourselves Through the White Noise of ‘Risk’

  • Georgina Dallas Leeds Beckett University

Abstract

‘Risk has come to dominate individual and collective consciousness in the twenty first century’ (Denney, 2005:1). It is undeniable that throughout history risk has been present. In Premodern times risk was associated with disease, war epidemics and failing harvests (Denney, 2005). Specifically, the dangers posed by demons, the night, lepers and the wrath of God’s punishment (Denney, 2005). In late modernity we are faced with a series of risks which have developed under man made circumstances.

Published
2019-04-16
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Articles