Trust, Risk, Aging and Health in Asia: A New
Volume 2 - Issue 4
Received: August 30, 2018; Published: September 10, 2018
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This paper explores the concepts of “trust” and “risk” that
both are theoretical tools and arguably major facets of “late
modernity.” During the 1970s, the use of the notion “risk” was
mainly confined to “natural sciences,” when the concept was used
to analyse and improve the “security” of technological systems.
Re-terroritialized definitions of trust and risk are rapidly changing
theoretical knowledge bases of gerontology. A more nuanced
informed understanding of transition of a trust society to a risk
society illustrates the interconnectedness of an aging population
and relationship to health.