Watch Yourself

Watch Yourself

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From warnings on coffee cups to coloura€“coded terrorist gauges to ubiquitous security cameras, our culture is obsessed with safety. Some of this is drive by lawyers and insurance companies, and some by overa€“zealous public officials, but much is indicative of a cultural conversation that has lost its bearings. The result is not just a neurotically restrictive society, but one which actively undermines individual and community selfa€“reliance. More importantly, we are creating a world of officious administration, management by statistics, absurd regulations, rampaging lawsuits, and hygenically cleansed public spaces. We are trying to render the human and natural worlds predictable and calculated. In doing so, we are trampling common discourse about politics and ethics. Hern asserts that safer just isn't always better. Throughout Watch Yourself, he emphasizes the need to rethink our approach to risk, reconsider our fixation with safety, and reassert individual decisiona€“making.Can you get sued for this? Who would hold who liable? What do you have to do to protect yourself? ... Soon after, and in response, the provincea#39;s Ministry ofCommunity and Social Services issued a new Playground Directive, stating that all new or newly ... Over the last few years, new playground standards have been developed for the European Economic Community, Australia/ New Zealand and aanbsp;...

Title:Watch Yourself
Author:Matt Hern
Publisher:New Star Books - 2007-07-15


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