Risk and Technological Culture: Towards a Sociology of Virulence

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Index

a
abject 122 ;
virulent 86 , 122 , 141 , 147 , 148 ;
waste as virulent abject 119 -22
abortion 202 , 211
absence 76 , 96 ;
and waste 120
abstraction 13 , 41 , 206
accountability 41 , 57 , 116 , 157
actants 48 , 49 , 50 -1, 56 , 66 -7, 191 ;
immutable mobiles 51 -3, 54 , 60 ;
pathogens as 190
Actor Network Theory (ANT) 3 , 14 , 45 , 60 -1, 88 -9, 191 ;
case of BSE/vCJD 58 - 60 ;
and emergent pathogen virulence 133 , 142 -3;
and ethnography 47 -8;
fixation of risks 49 - 53 ;
and politics 66 ;
representations and virtual objects 53 -8;
weaknesses of Latour’s 61 -2, 75 -7
Adams, John 6
addictions (cyberrisks) 164 -5
agency 10 - 11
AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) 22 -3, 24 , 136 -8, 140 , 141 ;
actor networks and 142 -3;
explanations for spread of 132
alienation 8 , 21 , 26 ;
and expert systems 27 ;
and reflexivity 34 ;
telematics and 153
alterity 74 -5
ambivalence 35 , 40 , 189 , 190 -1, 193 , 209
Andromeda Strain, The see Crichton, Michael
ANT see Actor Network Theory
antibiotics 28 , 132 , 133 , 145 -6
anticipation 56 , 95 -6, 195
anxiety 4
apathy 4 , 32 , 188
apocalypse cultures 190 , 194 -9, 202 , 204 ;
and emergent pathogen virulence 134 -42;
Lyotard’s 84 -6;
and virtual risks 166
assemblage 45 , 72 , 78 - 80 , 85 , 89 ;
biopolitics and 63 -4;
formation 84 , 192 ;
and telematics 152 , 153 , 154 ;
and violence 179 -80, 203 -4;
warfare and 170 -1
atherosclerosis 57 -8
authority 113
autonomous wholeness 192
autopoiesis 36 -7, 191 , 204 , 207 ;
autopoietic strategies 41 -2;
and cybernetics 151 -2;
and logocentric systems 84 ;
and performativity 55 ;
reversal of 43 ;
shift to symbiosis 77 , 80 ;
and waste 121

b
bacteria 25 , 28 -9, 106 , 124 , 130 -1;
see also pathogens
bads 20 , 21 , 22 -4, 25 ;
and reflexivity 34 ;
and waste 109
Beck, U. 2 , 6 , 14 , 19 , 88 , 185 ;
see also risk society thesis
becoming-real 2 , 20
Berstein, Peter 2 - 3 , 6
biophilosophy 3 , 14 , 66 , 89 , 191 -2;
of apocalypse culture 197 ;
contingency, risk and the monad 84 -7;
nomadology of risk 81 -4;
politics, embodiment and technoculture 66 - 75 ;
symbiosis and assemblage 75 - 81
biopolitics 63 -6;
and AIDS/HIV 137 , 143 ;
of waste 111 -19
Black Death 126 , 130 , 203

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface viii
  • Acknowledgements x
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Part I - Theoretical Framework 17
  • 2 - Cultivating Risks 19
  • 3 - Enrolling Risks in Technocultural Practices 45
  • 4 - Assemblages and Deviations 63
  • 5 - A Theoretical Framework 88
  • Part II - The Four Riders of the Apocalypse 103
  • 6 - Cultivating Waste 105
  • 7 - Emergent Pathogen Virulence 123
  • 8 - Cyberrisks 147
  • 9 - Race, Riots and Risk 169
  • 10 - Conclusion 185
  • References 212
  • Index 227
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