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Governing Occupation Through Constructions Of Risk: The Case Of The Aging Driver, Silke Dennhardt Apr 2013

Governing Occupation Through Constructions Of Risk: The Case Of The Aging Driver, Silke Dennhardt

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Risk and risk-management have become increasingly pervasive features of modern society and governmentality scholars have highlighted various ways risk discourses are taken up to govern citizens and their everyday conduct. Thus, attending to risk is imperative to advance an understanding of how everyday occupation is shaped and governed within contemporary society. Within this study, the example of driving in later life is drawn upon to address two objectives: 1. to advance the understanding of how risk is taken up to govern everyday occupation, and 2. to explicate how risk is taken up in discourses to constitute particular subjectivities and their ...