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To a greater or lesser degree, the project of the self becomes translated into one of the possession of desired goods and the pursuit of artificially framed styles of life. ( ... ) Not just lifestyles, but self-actualisation is packaged and distributed according to market criteria.
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'Taking charge of one's life' involves risk, because it means confronting a diversity of open possibilities.

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Achieving control over change, in respect to lifestyle, demands an engagement with the outer social world rather than a retreat from it.

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The difficulties of living in a secular risk culture are compounded by the importance of lifestyle choices.

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Martin Luther King did not stir his audience in 1963 by declaiming 'I have a nightmare'

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The body is an object in which we are all privileged, or doomed, to dwell, the source of feelings of well-being and pleasure, but also the site of illnesses and strains. ( ... ) [I]t is an action-system, a mode of praxis, and its practical immersion in the interactions of day-to-day life is an essential part of the sustaining of a coherent sense of self-identity.

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The body is thus not simply an 'entity', but is experienced as a practical mode of coping with external situations and events.

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High-consequence risks form one particular segment of the generalised 'climate of risk' characteristic of late modernity - one characterised by regular shifts in knowledge-claims as mediated by expert systems.

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Apocalypse has become banal, a set of statistical risk parameters to everyone's existence.

— Anthony Giddens

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