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The Resource The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things, Barry Glassner

The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things, Barry Glassner

Label
The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things
Title
The culture of fear
Title remainder
why Americans are afraid of the wrong things
Statement of responsibility
Barry Glassner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the age of 9/11, the War on Terror, financial collapse, and around-the-clock coverage of child abductions, our society is defined by fear. Glassner shows that it is our perception of danger that has increased, not the actual level of risk, and he exposes the price we pay for social panic
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glassner, Barry
Dewey number
302.17
Index
index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.G58 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social perception
  • Social problems
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • United States
Label
The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things, Barry Glassner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Updated for our post 9/11 world"--Cover
  • Includes reader discussion guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Dubious dangers on roadways and campuses: how fears are sold -- Crime in the news: tall tales and overstated statistics -- Youth at risk: faulty diagnoses and callous cures -- Monster moms: on the art of misdirection -- Black men: how to perpetuate prejudice without really trying -- "Smack is back": when presidents and the press collude, the scares never stop -- Metaphoric illnesses: how not to criticize the establishment -- Plane wrecks: small danger, big scare -- Final thoughts: the martians aren't coming -- New fears for a new century: and some old ones updated
Control code
ocn440116122
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
10th anniversary ed.
Extent
xxxvi, 322 p.
Isbn
9780465003365
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)440116122
Label
The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things, Barry Glassner
Publication
Note
  • "Updated for our post 9/11 world"--Cover
  • Includes reader discussion guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Dubious dangers on roadways and campuses: how fears are sold -- Crime in the news: tall tales and overstated statistics -- Youth at risk: faulty diagnoses and callous cures -- Monster moms: on the art of misdirection -- Black men: how to perpetuate prejudice without really trying -- "Smack is back": when presidents and the press collude, the scares never stop -- Metaphoric illnesses: how not to criticize the establishment -- Plane wrecks: small danger, big scare -- Final thoughts: the martians aren't coming -- New fears for a new century: and some old ones updated
Control code
ocn440116122
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
10th anniversary ed.
Extent
xxxvi, 322 p.
Isbn
9780465003365
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)440116122

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