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Emancipatory catastrophism: What does it mean to climate change and risk society?

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Category
General Reference
author-supplied keywords
Anthropological shock
Metamorfosis
Métamorphose
catarsis sociales
catastrofismo emancipatorio
catastrophisme émancipateur
catharsis sociale
choc anthropologique
choque antropológico
emancipatory catastrophism
metamorphosis
social catharsis
sociedad del riesgo mundial
société du risque mondial
world risk society
keywords
authors
Ulrich Beck
title
Emancipatory catastrophism: What does it mean to climate change and risk society?
type
journal
year
2015
source
Current Sociology
pages
75-88
volume
63
issue
1
publisher
SAGE Publications Ltd
link
http://www.mendeley.com/research/emancipatory-catastrophism-it-mean-climate-change-risk-society(0)

Abstract

The metamorphosis of the world is about the hidden emancipatory side effect of global risk. This article argues that the talk about bads produces common goods'. As such, the argument goes beyond what has been at the heart of the world risk society theory so far: it is not about the negative side effects of goods but the positive side effects of bads. They are producing normative horizons of common goods. This is what the author defines as emancipatory catastrophism'. Emancipatory catastrophism can be seen and analysed by using three conceptual lenses: first, the anticipation of global catastrophe violates sacred (unwritten) norms of human existence and civilization; second, thereby it causes an anthropological shock, and, third, a social catharsis.

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  • doi: 10.1177/0011392114559951 (Google search)
  • issn: 14617064
  • sgr: 84918790346
  • scopus: 2-s2.0-84918790346
  • pui: 600880617

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