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Risk, Media and Stigma: Understanding Public Challenges to Modern Science and Technology

Edited By: James Flynn, Paul Slovic and Howard Kunreuther

320 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2000 | #106710 | ISBN: 1853837008
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Presents the current and most comprehensive examination of how and why stigmatization occurs and what the appropriate responses to it should be.

'An invaluable collection of articles for those who are seeking an in-depth analysis of risk perceptions.' Food, Nutrition and Agriculture 'An interesting study of how the media handles risk and attaches stigma - justified or otherwise.' ASLIB Book Guide


Introduction * Contamination Stigma * Nuclear Stigma * Place, Product, and Industry Stigma * Risk, Media, and Stigma * Coping with Stigma * References * About the Authors * Index

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James Flynn is a Senior Research Associate at Decision Research in Eugene, Oregon. Paul Slovic is President of Decision Research and Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. Howard Kunreuther is the Cecelia Yen Koo Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy in the Operation and Information Management Department, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and Co-Director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center.
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