Risk, Culture, and Health Inequality: Shifting Perceptions of Danger and Blame

Synopsis

Explores the way "risk," as it is socially and culturally constructed, both produces and makes more visible health inequalities. In particular, the chapters ask how individual and collective social actors assess and define health risk in public, biomedical, economic, and political arenas.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Dorothy Nelkin
  • Laury Oaks
  • Barbara Herr Harthorn
  • Mark Nichter
  • Linda M. Hunt
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2003