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Managing Risk: The Trials and Tribulations of Hazardous Weather Forecasting

Phaedra Daipha

in Masters of Uncertainty: Weather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226298542
eISBN:
9780226298719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298719.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The chapter begins by outlining NWS efforts to articulate and streamline the management of meteorological risk into a government meteorology. To properly showcase the challenges of actually managing ... More


Whose Weather Is It Anyway? From the Production to the Consumption of Decisions

Phaedra Daipha

in Masters of Uncertainty: Weather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226298542
eISBN:
9780226298719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298719.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Delving into the challenges that confront experts working in the public domain, this chapter examines the considerations that go into distilling complex, uncertain information into a relatable but ... More


Toward a Sociology of Decision Making

Phaedra Daipha

in Masters of Uncertainty: Weather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226298542
eISBN:
9780226298719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298719.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The book’s last chapter provides a more systematic presentation of the call for a sociology of decision-making in three interrelated ways. First, it formulates and schematically articulates how the ... More


Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala

Shiju Sam Varughese

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199469123
eISBN:
9780199087433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469123.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Contested Knowledge argues that the structural coupling between science and media in the context of risk politics has led to the creation of a ‘scientific public sphere’ in the state of Kerala, ... More


Articulating the Signs of Danger

Olga Kuchinskaya

in The Politics of Invisibility: Public Knowledge about Radiation Health Effects after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027694
eISBN:
9780262325417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027694.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 1 examines how imperceptible hazards such as radiation are experienced by residents of the affected areas. The chapter argues that for people living with radiological contamination, “seeing” ... More


Defending Risk and Defining Safety

Alissa Cordner

in Toxic Safety: "Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231171465
eISBN:
9780231541381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171465.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 3 presents six “conceptual risk formulas” which delineate the components that go into evaluating risk and the relationships between those components. These risk definitions are used and ... More


The Politics of Invisibility: Public Knowledge about Radiation Health Effects after Chernobyl

Olga Kuchinskaya

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027694
eISBN:
9780262325417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027694.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Before Fukushima, the most notorious large-scale nuclear accident the world had seen was Chernobyl in 1986. The fallout from Chernobyl covered vast areas in the Northern Hemisphere, especially in ... More


Conclusion

Olga Kuchinskaya

in The Politics of Invisibility: Public Knowledge about Radiation Health Effects after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027694
eISBN:
9780262325417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027694.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The concluding chapter of the book compares the near-complete public disappearance of radiation risks in Belarus after Chernobyl to the dynamic of the social construction of knowledge and ignorance ... More


Comparing the Incomparable: Toward a Theory of Crisis Cities

Kevin Fox Gotham and Miriam Greenberg

in Crisis Cities: Disaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199752225
eISBN:
9780199371983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752225.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter introduces the theoretical frameworks of crisis cities and crisis-driven urbanization that will be deployed throughout the book to understand and explain analogous and divergent ... More


“Tighten Your Belts and Bite the Bullet”: The Legacy of Urban Crisis in New York City and New Orleans

Kevin Fox Gotham and Miriam Greenberg

in Crisis Cities: Disaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199752225
eISBN:
9780199371983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752225.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines the response by New York and New Orleans to post-1960s fiscal crises and the development of new market-oriented urban development strategies to revitalize cities. Global ... More


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