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The Resource Culture of fear : risk-taking and the morality of low expectation, Frank Furedi

Culture of fear : risk-taking and the morality of low expectation, Frank Furedi

Label
Culture of fear : risk-taking and the morality of low expectation
Title
Culture of fear
Title remainder
risk-taking and the morality of low expectation
Statement of responsibility
Frank Furedi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Fear has become an ever-expanding part of life in the West in the twenty-first century. We live in terror of disease, abuse, 'stranger danger', environmental devastation and terrorist onslaught. We are bombarded with reports of new concerns for our safety and that of our children, and urged to take greater precautions and seek more protection. But compared to the past, or to the developing world, people in contemporary Western societies have much less familiarity with pain, suffering, debilitating disease and death. We actually enjoy an unprecedented level of personal safety." "When confronted with events like the destruction of the World Trade Center or the Madrid bombings, fear for the future is inevitable. But these were in many ways old fashioned acts of terror, representing the destructive side of the human passions. Frank Furedi argues that the greater danger in our culture is the tendency to fear achievements representing a more constructive side of humanity. We panic about GM food, about genetic research, about the health dangers of mobile phones. The facts often fail to support the scare stories about new or growing risks to our health and safety. Our obsession with theoretical risks is in danger of distracting society from dealing with the old-fashioned dangers that have always threatened our lives. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
EQO
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1947-
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Füredi, Frank
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Risk perception
  • Fear
  • Social psychology
Target audience
specialized
Label
Culture of fear : risk-taking and the morality of low expectation, Frank Furedi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: London: Cassell, 1997. Rev. ed. first published: 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Chapter 1.
  • Explosion of Risks.
  • p. 15
  • Chapter 2.
  • Why Do We Panic?.
  • p. 45
  • Chapter 3.
  • Culture of Abuse.
  • p. 73
  • Chapter 4.
  • World of Risky Strangers.
  • p. 107
  • Chapter 5.
  • Who Can You Trust?.
  • p. 127
  • Chapter 6.
  • New Etiquette.
  • p. 147
  • Chapter 7.
  • Conclusions - The Politics of Fear.
  • p. 169
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 195
  • Index.
  • p. 199
Control code
ocm60368074
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xviii, 205 p.
Isbn
9780826476166
Label
Culture of fear : risk-taking and the morality of low expectation, Frank Furedi
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: London: Cassell, 1997. Rev. ed. first published: 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Chapter 1.
  • Explosion of Risks.
  • p. 15
  • Chapter 2.
  • Why Do We Panic?.
  • p. 45
  • Chapter 3.
  • Culture of Abuse.
  • p. 73
  • Chapter 4.
  • World of Risky Strangers.
  • p. 107
  • Chapter 5.
  • Who Can You Trust?.
  • p. 127
  • Chapter 6.
  • New Etiquette.
  • p. 147
  • Chapter 7.
  • Conclusions - The Politics of Fear.
  • p. 169
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 195
  • Index.
  • p. 199
Control code
ocm60368074
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xviii, 205 p.
Isbn
9780826476166

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