Risks in the Making
Risks in the Making
Travels in Life Insurance and Genetics
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Contents - 6 Preface - 8 Ch.1: Risky Business: The Collision of Genetics and Life Insurance - 10 Ch.2: "Genetics Is Not The Issue": Insurers on Genetics and Life Insurance - 28 Ch.3: Risky Bodies Stage I: Constituting the Underwriting Practice - 50 Ch.4: Risky Bodies Stage II: Governing by Numbers - 68 Ch.5: Risky Bodies Stage III: The Art of Underwriting - 98 Ch.6: Risky Bodies Future Stage? Risk Carriers and Risk Takers - 120 Ch.7: Towards Experimental Learning - 142 Glossary - 162 Notes - 166 Bibliography - 178 Index - 194

Ine van Hoyweghen

Risks in the Making

Travels in Life Insurance and Genetics

Since the 1990s, the impact of genetic testing for insurance has been the subject of international debates. However, these have been rather speculative and abstract. In an effort to find new openings, the author explores this concern from an empirical sociological angle – by studying the insurance world from the inside, through an ethnographic study of the life insurance industry, exploring insurance practices and how insurers make risks, and underscoring the diversity of insurance markets, underwriting practices and strategies.
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Ine van Hoyweghen

Ine van Hoyweghen is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Maastricht.