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date: 27 May 2024

Beck, Ulrich (1944–2015) German sociologist 

Source:
A Dictionary of Critical Theory
Author(s):

Ian Buchanan

best known for developing the concept of *risk society (Risikogesellschaft). Beck was born in Stolp, which is now known as Slupsk and is in Poland, but was then under German control. His family fled west after the war and he grew up in Hanover. He studied for his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Munich University, which is where he obtained his first job as well. In ... ...

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