Sociology (Need Within 24 Hours)
In a 1-page single spaced write-up, I would like you to reflect on what has been happening with the Corona virus outbreak here in the U.S. and the entire world. I would like you to consider applying the Risk Society thesis here by U. Beck and try to answer two questions 1) how do you think humans eventually define and/ or prevent risk? 2) What do you think constitutes a manufactured risk and/or a non-manufactured risk? What role do the institutions of society and especially the political systems play here? This will be more of a reflection paper – so there are truly no/right or wrong answers. I recommend the following video circulating on youtube summarizing the Risk Society thesis to explain the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.
Link to one of the last interviews done with Ulrich Beck on Risk Society Thesis: