Autore: Rachel Pain
Editore: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754649663
Grandezza: 13,56 MB
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Through scares ranging from cot death, juvenile crime, internet porn, asylum seekers, dirty bombs and avian flu, we are bombarded with messages about emerging risks. Through new theories and new research findings, this book builds together a coherent argu


Autore: Corey Robin
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195157024
Grandezza: 33,74 MB
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Documents the growing fascination with political danger and disaster, reexamines fear's modern interpreters including Hobbes and Tocqueville, and offers an antidote to the culture of fear.

Societies Of Fear

Autore: Kees Koonings
Editore: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781856497671
Grandezza: 17,59 MB
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Latin America is in the grip of a double challenge--coping with what may be the worst economic crisis since the 1930s and the huge problems of poverty and inequality this has produced, while simultaneously consolidating its democratic transition, trying to recover from the traumas of many years of authoritarian rule and state terror. This superb collection of original scholarship and historical and analytical overviews examines a subject that has received too little attention--the legacy of past conflict, violence and terror in all the most important countries of South and Central America. This volume is ideal for scholars concerned with Latin American society and politics generally, and civil-military relations, peace-building and good governance in particular.

Architecture Of Fear

Autore: Nan Ellin
Editore: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568980829
Grandezza: 18,80 MB
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Examining the ways in which the contemporary landscape is shaped by a preoccupation with fear, this volume looks at home design, security systems, gated communications, semi-public spaces, zoning regulations and cyberspace. The text asserts that this fixation also manifests itself in efforts to provide public parks but control the problem of homelessness.

Culture Of Fear

Autore: Frank Furedi
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826459299
Grandezza: 79,78 MB
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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, fear for the future is inevitable. But what happened on September 11th, 2001 was in many ways an old fashioned act of terror, representing the destructive side of human passions. Frank Furedi argues that the greater danger in our culture is the tendency to fear achievements that represent a more constructive side of humanity. We panic about genetically engineered food, about genetic research, about the health dangers of mobile phones. The facts, however, often fail to support the scare stories about new or growing risks to our health and safety. Instead, it is our obsession with theoretical risks that is in danger of distracting us from dealing with the old-fashioned dangers that have always threatened our lives.


Autore: Jan Gross
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0307430960
Grandezza: 64,16 MB
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Poland suffered an exceedingly brutal Nazi occupation during the Second World War. Close to five million Polish citizens lost their lives as a result. More than half the casualties were Polish Jews. Thus, the second largest Jewish community in the world–only American Jewry numbered more than the three and a half million Polish Jews at the time–was wiped out. Over 90 percent of its members were killed in the Holocaust. And yet, despite this unprecedented calamity that affected both Jews and non-Jews, Jewish Holocaust survivors returning to their hometowns in Poland after the war experienced widespread hostility, including murder, at the hands of their neighbors. The bloodiest peacetime pogrom in twentieth-century Europe took place in the Polish town of Kielce one year after the war ended, on July 4, 1946. Jan Gross’s Fear attempts to answer a perplexing question: How was anti-Semitism possible in Poland after the war? At the center of his investigation is a detailed reconstruction of the Kielce pogrom and the reactions it evoked in various milieus of Polish society. How did the Polish Catholic Church, Communist party workers, and intellectuals respond to the spectacle of Jews being murdered by their fellow citizens in a country that had just been liberated from a five-year Nazi occupation? Gross argues that the anti-Semitism displayed in Poland in the war’s aftermath cannot be understood simply as a continuation of prewar attitudes. Rather, it developed in the context of the Holocaust and the Communist takeover: Anti-Semitism eventually became a common currency between the Communist regime and a society in which many had joined in the Nazi campaign of plunder and murder–and for whom the Jewish survivors were a standing reproach. Jews did not bring communism to Poland as some believe; in fact, they were finally driven out of Poland under the Communist regime as a matter of political expediency. In the words of the Nobel Prize—winning poet Czeslaw Milosz, Poland’s Communist rulers fulfilled the dream of Polish nationalists by bringing into existence an ethnically pure state. For more than half a century, what happened to the Jewish Holocaust survivors in Poland has been cloaked in guilt and shame. Writing with passion, brilliance, and fierce clarity, Jan T. Gross at last brings the truth to light.

The Fear Of God

Autore: John Bunyan
Grandezza: 75,84 MB
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Autore: Gerhard Buchwald
Editore: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3833401621
Grandezza: 59,67 MB
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Autore: Osho
Editore: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250027470
Grandezza: 47,65 MB
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A journey through what makes human beings afraid, into a new relationship with our fears In Fear: Understanding and Accepting the Insecurities of Life, Osho takes the reader step by step over the range of what makes human beings afraid—from the reflexive "fight or flight" response to physical danger to the rational and irrational fears of the mind and its psychology. Only by bringing the light of understanding into fear's dark corners, he says, airing out closets and opening windows, and looking under the bed to see if a monster is really living there, can we begin to venture outside the boundaries of our comfort zone and learn to live with, and even enjoy, the fundamental insecurity of being alive. Fear ends with a series of meditation experiments designed to help readers experience a new relationship with fear and to begin to see fears not as stumbling blocks, but as stepping stones to greater self-awareness and trust.

Terrorism And The Politics Of Fear

Autore: David L. Altheide
Editore: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759109193
Grandezza: 46,88 MB
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Shows how the mass media and propaganda about fear of crime and terrorism contribute to social policies that promote social control and threaten civil liberties. This title is suitable for teachers and students of sociology, media, politics, and criminology studies.