Strangers in Their Own Land

Strangers in Their Own Land


Arlie Russell Hochschild

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Precautionary Principle Term Analysis

The notion that one should first “do no harm.” Mike Tritico argues that the government should act by the precautionary principle and close the dangerous I-10 bridge because it has the potential to hurt people. Donny disagrees, arguing that harm is inevitable and the goal should simply be for the benefits of policy to outweigh the harms.
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Precautionary Principle Term Timeline in Strangers in Their Own Land

The timeline below shows where the term Precautionary Principle appears in Strangers in Their Own Land. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 12 – The Cowboy: Stoicism
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Mike agrees with the government’s calls to close the bridge, adhering to the “ precautionary principle ” that government should first and foremost “do no harm.” Donny says that Condea Vista... (full context)