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Culture of Fear: Why Americans are Afraid of the Wrong Things 10ed

Author: GLASSNER
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Pub Date: 05/07/2008
ISBN: 9780465003365
Availability: In stock
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Quick overview Revised for the first time in ten years, an update of the classic book, with new material on the administration of George W. Bush and the use of fear in the war on terror.
£14.99
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In the age of 9/11, the Iraq War, financial collapse, and Amber Alerts, our society is defined by fear. So it's not surprising that three out of four Americans say they feel more fearful today then they did twenty years ago. But are we living in exceptionally dangerous times? In The Culture of Fear, sociologist Barry Glassner demonstrates that it is our perception of danger that has increased, not the actual level of risk. Glassner exposes the people and organizations that manipulate our perceptions and profit from our fears, including advocacy groups that raise money by exaggerating the prevalence of particular diseases and politicians who win elections by heightening concerns about crime, drug use, and terrorism. In this new edition of a classic book--more relevant now than when it was first published--Glassner exposes the price we pay for social panic.

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