Joint IHRR/SWSJ Event - Challenging Risk: New Approaches to Well-Being
The session is based around two readings (and approaches) that offer very different perspectives on the event title.
The two readings to be considered are as follows: Nettle S (2003) Surveillance, Health Promotion and the Formation of a Risk Identity Extract from Zonabend F (1993) The Nuclear Peninsula The first addresses political struggles over the location of responsibility for risk and health. This focuses on the economic/political market and institutional processes which (through the identification of 'at risk') limits our understanding of well-being in its everyday context. The second will take as a starting point well-being in its everyday context. Through a community identified, geographically, as 'at risk' the paper considers the ways in which risk is subverted, silenced and negotiated as part of daily life. The purpose of the session is to provide an opportunity to reflect on the content of these papers and how they connect to our specific research interests in/conceptual approaches to risk and well-being. It will also provide an arena in which to discuss work being pursued through the IHRR.
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