Patrick Brown

Affiliation: 
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
RN22 Coordinator 2019-2021
Discussion – Key Debates, Viewpoints & Interviews

Theorising – Problematising Categories: Understanding the Covid-19 Pandemic through the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty (RN22)

2020, issue 45, Patrick Brown and Maria Grazia Galantino: The sociology of risk and uncertainty is a young sub-discipline, but one which has a fairly established canon. Following influential works by Lupton, Wilkinson and Zinn, it has become commonplace to refer to three key core traditions of theorising risk and uncertainty – reflexive-modernisation, governmentality, and cultural approaches.

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