Risk and Leisure
Dave Harris
Xerte This RLO begins with a discussion of general theories of risk and 'risk society', then moves on to look at risky leisure activities. Examples include motorcycling, drug taking and extreme sports.The pleasures are discussed, and there is also material on how risks are managed by the individuals concerned -- explained away, denied, or rationalised. Some policy implications are pursued.

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Author(s): Smart Katherine;Wang Steve

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Cultural Anthropology
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Utopian Movement in the USA
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Reformers in the aftermath of the Second Great Awakening sought

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18.034 Honors Differential Equations (MIT)
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Maya Angelou
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