Culture of Fear Revisited

People frequently talk about the culture of fear as a tangible reality that shapes
their daily life. To give a few current examples: The producer of a CBS television
show Conspiracy of Silence claims that a culture of fear discourages people to
talk ...

Author: Frank Furedi

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826493958

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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representing a more constructive side of humanity.

Fear Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life

Chapter l Fear: Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life Rachel Pain and Susan J.
Smith Introduction Fear is on the up. It is the denouement of books diagnosing
the ills of western society; the bread and butter of self-help manuals designed to ...

Author: Dr Rachel Pain

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409487660

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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'Fear' in the twenty-first century has greater currency in western societies than ever before. 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. This book takes stock of a range of issues of 'fear' and presents new theoretical arguments and research findings that cover topics as diverse as the war on terror, the immigration crisis, stranger danger, global disease epidemics and sectarian violence. This book charts the association of fear discourses with particular spaces, times, social identities and sets of geopolitical relations. It examines the ways in which fear may be manufactured and manipulated for political purposes, sometimes becoming a tool of repression, and relates fear to political, economic and social marginalization at different scales. Furthermore, it highlights the importance and sometimes unpredictability of everyday lived experiences of fear - the many ways in which people recognize, make sense of and manage fear; the extent of resistance to fear; the relation of fear and hope in everyday life; and the role of emotions in galvanizing political and social action and change.

Fear of Crime

It should not be surprising, then, that a scientific discussion of fear of crime must
invariably consider how it and related concepts have been defined and
measured in previous research. This chapter begins by reviewing the extant
literature on ...

Author: Kenneth F. Ferraro

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791423691

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

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This is an examination of the factors that contribute to the risk of being victimized, such as crime rates and environmental and personal variables.

Terrorism and the Politics of Fear

George W. Bush Previous chapters have set forth the concept of the politics of
fear and provided explanations and examples of its logic and how it is connected
to the mass media and popular culture. I also examined how the context of crime

Author: David L. Altheide

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759109193

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

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Terrorism and the Politics of Fear 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 excellent treatment of a timely subject will be indispensable to teachers and students of sociology, media, politics, and criminology studies.

The Psychology of Fear and Stress

The inheritance of fear It is a common - place observation that some people are
more easily and more intensely frightened than others . Is this due to their
heredity or their upbringing ? If the nature - nurture controversy is stated this way ,
as an ...

Author: Jeffrey Alan Gray

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521270984

Category: Psychology

Page: 422

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How do human emotions arise, what functions do they serve, what is their evolutionary background, how do they relate to behaviour and the brain? These questions are put, and answered, in relation to the emotion of fear in this, the second edition of professor Gray's extremely well known book, first published in 1971. In this edition, the text has been extensively modified and brought up-to-date, but the book maintains the style and general argument of the first edition. The author's approach in this book is from a biological standpoint; he emphasises the evidence that has accumulated from experiments by psychologists, ethologists, physiologists and endocrinologists. Although a lot of this evidence has been obtained from animal studies, it throws light on the psychology and physiology of fear in Man. Differences between individuals in their susceptibility to fear are treated with as much attention as the common factors are.

Fear Itself

Fear. and. the. Fairy. Tale. Laura. Hubner. Abstract This chapter investigates
some of the fears that are represented in Guillermo del Toro's film El laberinto del
fauno / Pan's Labyrinth. A close analysis of sequences from the film establishes ...

Author: Stephen Hessel

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042028068

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

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What are fear, horror, and terror? This question, central to our endeavour, cannot be answered by one unified voice. It always cracks, falters, and fades before it can fully enunciate its proclamation. We, the authors, know this and have planned accordingly. This volume presents meditations on this issue springing from the four corners of intellectual inquiry. Each author provides a distinctive approach with which to address the issue at hand. Literary theory, psychoanalysis, media studies, political science, and many more disciplines occupy the same space between the covers of this book. We hope that through the cacophony of our diversity we will fill in the inevitable gaps when our voices fall short.

When Love Meets Fear

Fear. Love bade me welcome yet my soul drew back, guilty of dust and sin. —
George Herbert The modern repression is not of sex but of love. Most of us have
early and recent histories of danger and abandonment associated with our giving

Author: David Richo

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809137022

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

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This book has been written for all people who want to let go of unreasonable fear or act more creatively in the face of reasonable fear. It examines the roots of fear - the fear of change, of self-disclosure, of giving and receiving, of being alone. Beneath all of these is the greatest fear of all: the fear of love. Psychologist David Richo has charted a path that can free us from the grip of fear. He suggests things to do that will help us to love even when we're afraid. The way to gain power over fear, he says, is first to become defenseless. When, despite our trepidation, we embrace our weakness, we can no longer be wounded, and fear loses its hold over us.

The Female Fear

Fear. THE mass media are another institution important in teaching women to
worry about rape. Ever since the mid-1800s, when the penny presses learned to
exploit the human interest angle of violent crime, editors have relied on stories ...

Author: Margaret T. Gordon

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252061691

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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The authors examine the female fear of rape, probe the myths and realities of rape and society's response, and explore strategies women have developed to protect themselves from its horrifying occurrence.

Fear of slaves fear of enslavement in the ancient Mediterranean

XXIXe colloque du GIREA Rethymnon , 4 - 7 novembre 2004 : 133 - 144 The
Fear of Slaves in Ancient Greek Legal Texts * Ilias ARNAOUTOGLOU ( Research
Centre for the Hist . of Greek Law , Athens ) The historian Diodoros describing the

Author: Groupe International de Recherches sur l'Esclavage Ancien

Publisher: Presses Univ. Franche-Comté

ISBN: 9782848671697

Category: Classical history / Slavery in Antiquity / Mediterranean area

Page: 453

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Centré sur la problématique de la peur et de l'esclavage le 29e colloque du GIREA qui s'est tenu à Rethymnon en novembre 2004 s'est voulu un rassemblement international d'antiquisants qui a porté son attention sur une thématique qui incitait à l'analyse de la peur par le biais de la logique de domination et de soumission, rappelant ainsi ce qui fut perçu par plusieurs historiens comme une ambiguïté inhérente au statut des émotions : à la fois produits des instances dirigeantes et productrices de mouvements et de comportements collectifs et individuels. Le couple du maître et de l'esclave, soumis à ce schéma d'autorité et d'obéissance, de liberté et de servitude, de suprématie et de soumission, se prêtait de manière exemplaire à ce domaine qui se veut novateur, même si les stoïciens, bien avant nos inquiétudes historiographiques modernes ont su montrer à leur façon la pertinence de l'inégalité de sentiments dans la gérance de soi et du monde.

Fear at the Edge

ONE Fear in Military Regimes An Overview Manuel Antonio Garretón Fear is
inherent in human society . Fear underlies the precarious edifice of the human
condition : we fear death , loss , society , the past , the future , pain , and the
unknown .

Author: Juan E. Corradi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520077058

Category: History

Page: 301

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"A genuinely interdisciplinary work . . . the best attempt I have ever seen at a truly unified intellectuals' approach to an important issue."—Timothy Wickham-Crowley, Georgetown University "Very seldom does a collected volume achieve the academic quality and internal coherence that one sees in this case. It is a major contribution to comparative research on post-authoritarian situations."—Carlos Waisman, University of California, San Diego

Understanding and Treating Fear of Pain

Chapter 1 Fear - avoidance models of chronic pain : An overview Gordon J . G .
Asmundson , Peter J . Norton , and Johan W . S . Vlaeyen 1 Introduction Over the
past decade there has been a burgeoning of research aimed specifically at ...

Author: Gordon J. G. Asmundson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198525141

Category: Medical

Page: 367

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People who suffer from chronic pain are typically found to be more anxious and fearful of pain than those who do not. Recent evidence has shown that the pain itself serves as a mechanism through which chronic pain is maintained over time. Even once the muscle or tissue damage is healed, a fear of further pain can lead to avoidance behavior, which over time, leads to deconditioning (e.g. decreased mobility, weight gain). This in turn leads to further experiences, negative expectancies, and strengthened avoidance. It is the reciprocal relationship between fear and avoidance that is thought to be responsible for maintaining pain behavior and disability. With fear of pain known to cause significant suffering and functional disability, there is a need for a greater understanding of this condition. This is the first book to explore this topic. It starts by introducing the current theoretical positions regarding pain-related fear and anxiety along with relevant empirical findings. It then provides comprehensive coverage of assessment issues and treatment strategies. Finally, the book suggests further areas for investigation. Pain-related fear and anxiety are now receiving considerable attention, and efficient and effective treatments are fast becoming available. This book will help guide and extend our understanding of a condition that has been shown to be associated with substantial suffering and disability.

Creating Fear

Star Wars: Episode 1 : The Phantom Menace INTRODUCTION Fear changes
with historical periods and with the information technology that influences our
identities and how we relate to social life. The communication order changes the

Author: David L. Altheide

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202365268

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

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The creative use of fear by news media and social control organizations has produced a "discourse of fear"--The awareness and expectation that danger and risk are lurking everywhere. Case studies illustrates how certain organizations and social institutions benefit from the exploitation of such fear construction. One social impact is a manipulated public empathy: We now have more "victims" than at any time in our prior history. Another, more troubling result is the role we have ceded to law enforcement and punishment: we turn ever more readily to the state and formal control to protect us from what we fear. This book attempts through the marshalling of significant data to interrupt that vicious cycle of fear discourse. David Altheide employs a method, which he calls "tracking discourse", to map how the nature and the extent of the use of the word "fear" has changed since the 1980s; how the topics associated with fear, the topics of media discourse, have also changed over the same period (for example, the emphasis "moves" over time across AIDS, crime, immigrants, race, sexuality, schools, and children); and how certain news sources prevail over others, thus protectively insulating themselves from criticism of the premises of their discourse frames.

Culture of Fear

Preface A day after the destruction of the World Trade Center , a commentator
predicted in the Los Angeles Times that the ' next big thing ' would not be ' some
new technological innovation or medical breakthrough ' but ' is likely to be fear ' .

Author: Frank Furedi

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826459299

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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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.

Overcoming Fear Worry and Anxiety

Their lives seem so free from fear, they seem to stand strong in the face of difficult
circumstances. What's wrong with me? we wonder. If I'm a Christian, why do I
struggle with anxiety? Why aren't I like these great heroes? It is true that God has

Author: Elyse Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736931635

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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Elyse Fitzpatrick, coauthor of Women Helping Women (a Gold Medallion Finalist), offers practical advice for conquering the paralyzing emotions many women encounter as they battle difficult, often overwhelming concerns about rebellious children, problems in the workplace or home, health issues, financial difficulties, and more. In the Bible, God gives guidance and offers the true solution to our anxieties and fears. Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety accesses this information to help women— Identify the source of fear, worry, and anxiety Transform fearful thoughts into peaceful confidence Discover specific strategies for overcoming anxiety Women will find comfort and encouragement through real-life examples of how others, including Elyse, cast their cares upon God and experience His strength and love.


We've seen how modern theorists and writers separate fear from elites, ideology,
laws, and institutions, and thereby obscure its political origins and uses. We've
seen how they overlook the ways in which fear enables one group to rule another

Author: Corey Robin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195157024

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

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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.

Kierkegaard Fear and Trembling

Fear and Trembling, written when the author was only thirty years old, is in all
likelihood Søren Kierkegaard's most-read book. This would not have surprised
Kierkegaard, who wrote prophetically in his journal that ''once I am dead, Fear
and ...

Author: Søren Kierkegaard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521848105

Category: History

Page: 115

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This book, first published in 2006, presents an English translation of one of the most important and influential of Kierkegaard's works.

Fear of Crime Punitivity

Fear of Crime or Fear of Risk? Some Considerations Resulting from Fear of
Crime Studies and Their Political Implications KLAUS SESSAR 1. Fear of crime
Criminological investigations, like any other area of study in the social sciences,
try to ...

Author: Helmut Kury

Publisher: Brockmeyer Verlag

ISBN: 3819606882

Category: Crime

Page: 492

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Childbirth Without Fear

Anaesthetics and Analgesics It will already have become clear from what I have
written previously in this book that the relief of pain in childbirth depends largely
upon the understanding of the Fear- Tension-Pain Syndrome. Fear eliminated ...

Author: Grantly Dick-Read

Publisher: Pollinger in Print

ISBN: 190566513X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 600

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Groundbreaking classic of natural childbirth, which started the revolution still going on today. Useful reading for women, pregnant women, mothers, midwives, obstetricians.

Overcoming fear of public speaking

For many of us, the fear of public speaking is an everyday reality. Striking up a
conversation with a stranger often goes quite well, but having to speak during a
meeting is far more difficult. Even the thought of a round of introductions breaks ...


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ISBN: 907897401X



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Fear and Temptation

Fear. and. Temptation. "Lo, the poor Indian." This short phrase from Alexander
Pope's An Essay on Man (1734) soon became a part of popular culture. By the
mid-nineteenth century caricatures had appeared in which a dejected-looking
Indian ...

Author: Terry Goldie

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773511026

Category: Literary Criticism

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Goldie skillfully reveals the ambivalence of white writers to indigenous culture through an examination of the stereotyping involved in the creation of the image of the "Other." The treacherous "redskin" and the "Indian maiden," embodiments of violence and sex, also evoke emotional signs of fear and temptation, of white repulsion from and attraction to the indigene and the land. Goldie suggests that white culture, deeply attracted to the impossible idea of becoming indigenous, either rejects native land claims and denies recognition of the original indigenes, or incorporates these claims into white assertions of native status. After comparing the works of Canadian author Rudy Wiebe and Australian author Patrick White, Goldie concludes by linking the results of his literary analysis to wider cultural concerns, particularly land rights. He shows that literary views of natives, both positive and negative, emphasize the same charac-teristics and he suggests that escape from this limited vision may open the door to solving the problems of native sovereignty.