Edgework [electronic resource] : the sociology of risk-taking / edited by Stephen Lyng.
- New York : Routledge, 2005.
1 online resource (314 p.)
- Risk-taking (Psychology) -- Social aspects.
Psychology -- Social aspects.
- Electronic books.
- This book will introduce the reader to the world of voluntary risk-taking, investigating the seductive nature of pursuing peril and teasing out boundaries between legal and criminal behavior.
- Book Cover; Title; Contents; Edgework and the Risk-Taking Experience; Sociology at the Edge: Social Theory and Voluntary Risk Taking; Edgework: A Subjective and Structural Model of Negotiating Boundaries; The Only Possible Adventure: Edgework and Anarchy; Edgework and the Aesthetic Paradigm: Resonances and High Hopes; Gender and Emotion Management in the Stages of Edgework; Adolescents on the Edge: The Sensual Side of Delinquency; Adventure Without Risk Is Like Disneyland; Financial Edgework: Trading in Market Currents
Edgework and Insurance in Risk Societies: Some Notes on Victorian Lawyers and MountaineersOn the Edge: Drugs and the Consumption of Risk in Late Modernity; Intellectual Risk Taking, Organizations, and Academic Freedom and Tenure; Doing Terrorism Research in the Dark Ages: Confessions of a Bottom Dog; Index;
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Lyng, Stephen, 1950-
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