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Zinn, J. (2019). The meaning of risk-taking – key concepts and dimensions. Journal of Risk Research, 22(1), 1-15
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The meaning of risk-taking – key concepts and dimensions
2019 (English)In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 1-15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Dealing with and taking risks are central issues of current societies which had been characterised by heightened debates and conflicts about risk (Beck, Giddens). Even though there is good knowledge available, policies and strategies to reduce people’s risk-taking are often less successful than expected. Experts are puzzled about common people not following good advice presuming people’s lack of understanding. While this might be true in many cases a growing body of research shows, rather than being merely ignorant or misinformed, people often have good knowledge when taking risks. A growing body of research provides knowledge about the complexities, dynamics and contradictions of people’s risk-taking. However, there have been little attempts to systematise this body of knowledge. This article contributes to such an enterprise. It suggests distinguishing between different motives for risk-taking, different levels of control and a number of ways how reflexivity about risk is rooted in the social realm. It also explores how risk-taking is part of developing and protecting a valued identity. The article concludes, across different domains there is good evidence for how structural and cultural forces combine and shape risk-taking while people take risks to develop a valued identity and to protect it. Advancing expert’s understanding of risk-taking and change people’s risk-taking require considering and approaching the larger social contexts and individual risk practices in everyday life.

Keywords
identity, Risk-taking, theory
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-31919 (URN)10.1080/13669877.2017.1351465 (DOI)000462092000001 ()
Available from: 2017-10-23 Created: 2017-10-23 Last updated: 2019-05-20Bibliographically approved
Zinn, J. & Olofsson, A. (2018). Concluding Thoughts and Perspectives for Interdisciplinary Risk Research. In: A, Olofsson & J, Zinn (Ed.), Researching Risk and Uncertainty: Methodologies, Methods and Research Strategies (pp. 367-375). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Concluding Thoughts and Perspectives for Interdisciplinary Risk Research
2018 (English)In: Researching Risk and Uncertainty: Methodologies, Methods and Research Strategies / [ed] A, Olofsson & J, Zinn, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 367-375Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Series
critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34548 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-95852-1 (DOI)978-3-319-95852-1 (ISBN)978-3-319-95851-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-27 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2018-10-05Bibliographically approved
Zinn, J. & Olofsson, A. (2018). Introduction. In: A, Olofsson & J, Zinn (Ed.), Researching Risk and Uncertainty: Methodologies, Methods and Research Strategies (pp. 1-28). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction
2018 (English)In: Researching Risk and Uncertainty: Methodologies, Methods and Research Strategies / [ed] A, Olofsson & J, Zinn, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 1-28Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Series
Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34547 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-95852-1 (DOI)978-3-319-95851-4 (ISBN)978-3-319-95852-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-27 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2018-10-05Bibliographically approved
Olofsson, A. & Zinn, J. (Eds.). (2018). Researching Risk and Uncertainty: Methodologies, Methods and Research Strategies. Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Researching Risk and Uncertainty: Methodologies, Methods and Research Strategies
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Understanding and managing risk and uncertainty is a central task in contemporary societies characterised by rapid social, technological and environmental change.This book presents research approaches used by scholars who all share a passion to gain new insights in how individuals, organisations and societies approach uncertain futures and their potential dangers.The contributions illustrate the usefulness of particular methods and methodologies for researching risk in order to advance the understanding and management of social, technological and environmental challenges.With research strategies and approaches from sociology, psychology, history, linguistics, anthropology, and gender studies, Researching Risk and Uncertainty provides guidance and inspiration to students and scholars across a range of disciplines interested in risk, disaster and social crisis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. p. 384
Series
Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty
Keywords
Risk, methods, methodology, research strategies
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34546 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-95852-1 (DOI)978-3-319-95852-1 (ISBN)978-3-319-95851-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-27 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2018-10-05Bibliographically approved
Zinn, J. (2018). Utilising Corpus Linguistic Tools for Analysing Social Change in Risk. In: Anna Olofsson & Jens Zinn (Ed.), Researching Risk and Uncertainty: Methodologies, Methods and Research Strategies (pp. 337-366). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utilising Corpus Linguistic Tools for Analysing Social Change in Risk
2018 (English)In: Researching Risk and Uncertainty: Methodologies, Methods and Research Strategies / [ed] Anna Olofsson & Jens Zinn, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 337-366Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Series
Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty, ISSN 2523-7268
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34629 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-95852-1 (DOI)978-3-319-95851-4 (ISBN)978-3-319-95852-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-05 Created: 2018-10-05 Last updated: 2018-10-05Bibliographically approved
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