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Introduction: disasters, housing and actuarialism: and the securitisation of Risk

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Williams, S and Jacobs, K (2011) Introduction: disasters, housing and actuarialism: and the securitisation of Risk. Housing Studies, 26 (2). pp. 185-195. ISSN 0267-3037

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Abstract

Increasingly complex and severe disasters continue to occur, and housing remains a major part of the infrastructure impacted but is also central to recovery and resilience. This special issue of Housing Studies brings together papers that consider how disasters and disaster management are conceived in relation to housing. This introduction sets the scene by drawing upon the work of Beck and Foucault to show how the governance of risk society is constituted through particular ways of knowing and not-knowing, the enactment of safety, insecurity and the methods associated with actuarialism.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Actuarialism, Beck, catastrophe, disaster, Foucault, housing, insurance, risk, social theory
Journal or Publication Title: Housing Studies
Page Range: pp. 185-195
ISSN: 0267-3037
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2011.557587
Additional Information: The definitive version is available online at http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t7134241290.
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 04:21
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2011 04:21
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/10614
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