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Author Furedi, Frank, 1947- author
Title How fear works : culture of fear in the twenty-first century / Frank Furedi
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Continuum, 2018
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  BF575.F2 F983 2018    AVAILABLE    30560400671225
Descript 306 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-298) and index
"In 1997, Frank Furedi published a book called Culture of Fear. It was widely acclaimed as perceptive and prophetic. Now Furedi returns to his original theme, as most of what he predicted has come true. In How Fear Works, Furedi seeks to explain two interrelated themes: why has fear acquired such a morally commanding status in society today and how has the way we fear today changed from the way that it was experienced in the past?"--Jacket
Changing stories of fear -- Waiting for the time bomb to explode -- Moral confusion : the main driver of the culture of fear -- The perspective of fear : how it works -- Creation of the fearful subject -- The quest for safety in a dangerous world -- Conclusion: Towards a less fearful future
Subject Fear -- Social aspects
Fear -- Political aspects
Risk -- Sociological aspects
Risk perception -- Social aspects
Social problems -- Psychological aspects
Social history -- 21st century
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General. bisacsh
Social problems -- Psychological aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst01122792
Risk -- Sociological aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst01098131
Risk perception -- Social aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst01098194
Fear -- Political aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00922038
Social history. fast (OCoLC)fst01122498
Fear -- Social aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00922048
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2000-2099 fast
Alt Title Culture of fear in the twenty-first century
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