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Trusting on the edgeManaging uncertainty and vulnerability in the midst of serious mental health problems$
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Patrick Brown and Michael Calnan

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428899

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428899.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Risk and trust in late-modern society

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Trusting on the edge
Author(s):

Patrick Brown

Michael Calnan

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428899.003.0001

The chapter surveys a range of recent social theorising regarding the nature of vulnerability and uncertainty within late modernity and the pressures faced by individuals and institutions in light of these. Risk and trust are discussed as common ways of responding to vulnerability and uncertainty. The tensions emerging within the management of risk and the potential for trust are explored. Following Williamson, various ‘atmospheres’ of trust are described in setting the wider context of the analysis which follows later in the book.

Keywords:   Late-modernity, Risk, Trust, Vulnerability, Williamson

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