2. EXAMPLES OF HEALTH ABOUT WHICH THERE ARE RISKS
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1. 1 Robert Kornreich, SAHI November 2005. SOCIOLOGY OF DISCOURSES ON RISK & RISK MANAGEMENT: COMMONSENSE & GOODSENSE Examples
Definitions & examples
Objective & subjective accounts
Consensus & conflict accounts
Differing research methodologies
2. 2 EXAMPLES OF HEALTH ABOUT WHICH THERE ARE RISKS & RISK MANAGEMENT=? heart disease
(road, work, home).
3. 3 EXAMPLES OF RISK & PROGNOSTIC FACTORS=? smoking
poor driving skills
personal & family lifestyle
race or/& ethnicity
sex or/& gender
social & economic policies
4. 4 SOME DEFINITIONS - & EXAMPLES. RISK
Hence generalisation; about populations;
about “virtual” individual.
5. 5 SOME DEFINITIONS - & EXAMPLES, cont... RISK MANAGEMENT
Intervention: prevent; minimise;
cope/ care; promote / develop healthy risks.
6. 6 DISCOURSE
& behaviour/ practices
caused by & causing
power relations/ vested interests -
which have partly objective existence
and are partly social subjective constructions.
7. 7 DIFFERING “APPROACHES” TO/ DISCOURSES OF RISK & RISK MANAGEMENT:
8. 8 DIFFERING “APPROACHES” TO/ DISCOURSES OF RISK & RISK MANAGEMENT, cont…
9. 9 DIFFERING “APPROACHES” TO/ DISCOURSES OF RISK & RISK MANAGEMENT, cont… Relevance of using only one approach?:
Nature of INTEGRATED approach?:
- and its relevance?:
10. 10 ACCOUNTS/ DISCOURSES OF RISK & RISK MANANAGEMENT:
11. 11 ACCOUNTS/ DISCOURSES OF RISK & RISK MANANAGEMENT, cont… Nature & relevance of using only “CONSENSUS”/ “REGULATION” accounts?
Nature & relevance of using only “CONFLICT”/ “RADICAL CHANGE” accounts?
Relevance of USING BOTH?
(Naidoo & Wills (2000), chap 5, pp.103-105;
12. 12 SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF CURRENT HIGH SENSE OF RISK (“SCARE”, “PANIC”)… A “RISK EPIDEMIC/ SOCIETY”? Objectively justified due to decline in both collective support (State, community…)
& competence of experts..?
2. Unjustified hysteria & paranoia regarding
State and community support & the competence of experts
- due to modernist unjustified desire for utopian control/ perfection/ certainty..?
(Baggott, 2000, pp. 10-14; Nettleton, 1997)
13. 13 RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES/ DISCOURSES REGARDING RISK & RISK MANAGEMENT. 1. Standardised, extensive, on fixed amounts of risk situations & views =
2. Non-standardised, intensive,
on fluid elements of risk situations & views=
1 = Quantitative; usually positivist/ scientific.
2 = Qualitative;
usually social constructionist/ human studies.
14. 14 RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES/ DISCOURSES REGARDING RISK & RISK MANAGEMENT, cont. Relevance of
using only quantitative; positivist/ scientific?:
using only qualitative;
social constructionist/ human studies?:
Relevance of using both?
15. 15 EPISTEMOLOGICAL (NATURE OF KNOWLEGE) ISSUES REGARDING RISK & RISK MANAGEMENT Unavoidable selection of info & action...
Unavoidable prior theorising...
Unavoidable social-moral-political-economic vested interests...
Dangers of Commonsense...
Importance of Goodsense…
- at good-enough standard…
(Bowling, 2002; Nettleton, 1997)
16. 16 YOUR BULLET POINT SUMMARIES OF THIS WORK: Examples of risk & risk management?:
Definitions & examples?:
Differing approaches/ discourses?:
Objective & subjective discourses ?:
Consensus & conflict discourses ?:
Differing research methodologies?:
17. 17 PREPARATION FOR NEXT SESSION. Please see handout on this.
18. 18 SAHI November 2005. SOCIOLOGY OF DISCOURSES ON RISK & RISK MANAGEMENT: COMMONSENSE & GOODSENSE REFERENCES & SUGGESTED READING Baggott, R (2000) Public Health. Policy & Politics. Macmillan, london
Bowling, A (2002) Research methods in Health. Open University
Daykin, N ( 2001) Sociology, in Naidoo, J & Wills, J, eds. Health Studies. Palgrave (Handout)
Graham, H (1987) Women’s smoking and family health. Soc. Sci & Med. 25, 1
(Handout to some)
Horizon (1991) Half-Hearted About Semi-Skimmed (Handout only TRANSCRIPT)
Kornreich, R (2005) Differing Approaches to Health & Health Work. Uce. (Handout)
Naidoo, J & Wills, J (2000) Health Promotion
Nettleton, S 1997) Surveillance, health promotion & the formation of risk identity,
in Siddell, M et al., eds. Debates & Dilemmas in Promoting Health. Macmillan, Houndsmills.
Potts, L.K. (2004) An epidemiology of women’s lives: the environmental risk of breast cancer. Critical Public Health, 14, 2. (Handout to some)