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dc.contributor.authorFRESSOZ, Jean-Baptiste
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-23T13:40:16Z
dc.date.available2011-05-23T13:40:16Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationHistory and technology, 2007, 23, 4, 333-350
dc.identifier.issn0734-1512
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/17405
dc.description.abstractThis article aims at historicizing the 'risk society' thesis (Ulrich Beck). I first present an important book by Eugène Huzar, La Fin du monde par la science (Paris: Dentu, 1855). The author reflects upon the global catastrophes produced by new technologies and tries to imagine a safer way of governing science and nature. I contextualize this work by providing a series of case studies on various 19th-century technological controversies (ranging from deforestation to vaccination and the chemical industry). I argue that, in every case, what is usually put under the label 'resistance' to progress was in fact crucial for the shaping of safer technologies.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectGenealogy
dc.subjectHistory
dc.subjectTechnological change
dc.subjectNew technology
dc.subjectResistance
dc.subjectRisk
dc.subjectHistorical analysis
dc.subjectBeck, Ulrich
dc.titleBeck back in the 19th century: towards a genealogy of risk society
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/07341510701527419
dc.identifier.volume23
dc.identifier.startpage333
dc.identifier.endpage350
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dc.identifier.issue4


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