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Risk and Culture: An Essay on the Selection of Technological and Environmental Dangers
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However, I would not recommend this work because of its dated examples and argument.
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Once again the quality of this Kindle edition is frighteningly pathetic. If you want a good e-copy give this edition a pass.
I think she is dead on.
While I am an economist and computer scientist, I have read and studied Anthropology. Cultural anthropology always refers to the past, the present. Look at Diamond Jenness' studies of the Eskimo. It is in the anthropological present even though the book refers to his studies in the present tense. "Dated" is irrelevant.
To study the "Great Recession," I had my students read the books from the Depression era. Can we learn from Keynes, Hayek, Robbins, of course we can and we did.
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My new copy of this classic text has poor text quality- the print is blurred enough to distract, but not so much that the content is obscured.Published 18 months ago by JDS_West
The authors suggest, reasonably enough, that one's personal political and cultural predispositions affect how one assess the risk of different possible social dangers. Read morePublished on March 4, 2005 by Herbert Gintis