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date: 27 May 2024

Beck, Ulrich (1944–2015) German sociologist 

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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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