Chapter 1. Introduction: Ordinary life, extraordinary risk: On the normalisation of significant risk-taking in precarious contexts.- Part I. Self-Constitution: Defiance, endurance and choice.- Chapter 2. ’Knowing how to walk’: Risk, violence and practices of endurance in urban Brazil.- Chapter 3. Risk negotiations in the mines of Potosí Implications for rethinking current Health and Safety approaches.- Chapter 4. Regenerative medicine, unproven therapies and the framing of clinical risk.- Chapter 5. Commentary: Clear and present danger: Dodging and dealing with risk and uncertainty in everyday life.- Part II. Shifting dangers: Macro and micro politics of risk.- Chapter 6. ’Keeping the conversation going’: Understanding risk in a context of escalating conflict in Syria.- Chapter 7. The Edgeworker’s Habitus: Climbing and Ordinary Risks.- Chapter 8. Commentary: Action, edgework, and the situated logics of risk.- Part III. Environmental threat and cultural possibility: Risk and the contemporary city.- Chapter 9. ’Asılmak tehlikeli ve yasaktır’: Unintelligible mobility and uncertain manhood in Istanbul’s Old City.- Chapter 10. Ordinary life in the shadow of Vesuvius: Surviving the announced catastrophe.- Chapter 11. Keeping disasters under control: Anticipation, cyclones and responses to uncertainty.- Chapter 12. Commentary: Interpretive risk ethnography as a means of understanding risk problems: Encounters with the ordinary-extraordinary and what comes after?