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Be very afraid : the cultural response to terror, pandemics, environmental devastation, nuclear annihilation, and other threats

Auteur : Robert Wuthnow
Éditeur : Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Examines the human response to existential threats--once a matter for theology, but now looming before us in multiple forms. Nuclear weapons, pandemics, global warming: each threatens to destroy the planet, or at least to annihilate our species. Freud, Wuthnow notes, famously taught that the standard psychological response to an overwhelming danger is denial. In fact, Wuthnow argues, the opposite is true: we seek  Lire la suite...
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Type d’ouvrage : Ressource Internet
Format : Book, Internet Resource
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Robert Wuthnow
ISBN : 9780199730872 0199730873
Numéro OCLC : 436221092
Description : 294 pages ; 25 cm
Contenu : Introduction --
Perilous times --
The nuclear-haunted era --
What to mobilize against --
Waging war on terror --
Weapons of mass destruction --
Panics and pandemics --
Environmental catastrophe --
Setting a new agenda --
The call for action --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsabilité : Robert Wuthnow.
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Disputes the view that fear of peril results in denial and argues that a more common response is to do things to overcome our sense of vulnerability even if these things are ineffective.  Lire la suite...

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an extraordinarily ambitious book... Wuthnow illuminates the psychology and cognitive frameworks we construct to make sense of the peril we face. Shaun Casey, Theology

 
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