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Fear itself : enemies real & imagined in American culture

Author: Nancy Lusignan Schultz
Publisher: West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©1999.
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This collection of essays drawn from a range of disciplines explores American paranoia and the continuum of fear that has centred on enemies real and imagined in American culture. Contributors  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fear itself.
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607136309
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Lusignan Schultz
ISBN: 1557531145 9781557531148 1557531153 9781557531155
OCLC Number: 38542679
Description: xvii, 461 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Grand United Fear Theory. Why Do Opposites Attract? Fear and Freedom in the Modern Political Imagination / Corey Robin. "A Plague of Paranoia": Theories of Conspiracy Theory since the 1960s / Peter Knight --
pt. II. Rooted Fears in American Culture. "That Epithet of Praying": The Vilification of Praying Indians during King Philip's War / Kristina Bross. "Satan among the Sons of God": The Creation of the Loyalist Enemy, 1774-84 / J.L. Walsh. "These Worms Will Cut the Root of Our Independence": Fears of a State Church among the Anti-mission Baptists of the Nineteenth Century / Jeffrey W. Taylor. "There Are No Ranks among Us": The Ursuline Convent Riot and the Attack on Sister Mary Ursula Moffatt / John Regan. "A Very Deep Design at the Bottom": The Shaker Threat, 1780-1860 / Elizabeth A. De Wolfe --
pt. III. Fear of the Dark. Miscegenation, "Melaleukation," and Public Reception / Eve Allegra Raimon. "A Shameless Prostitute and a Negro": Miscegenation Fears in the Election of 1872 / Amanda Frisken. "Absolute Whiteness": Mudsills and Menaces in the World of Madison Grant / Matthew Guterl. Re-gendering the Enemy: Orientalist Discourse and National Character Studies during World War II / Mari Yoshihara --
pt. IV. Literary Fears. American Agoraphobia: Moby-Dick and the Mid-Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric of Size / Anne Baker. Fear of Seduction: The Allure of Alcohol in Late-Nineteenth-Century Temperance Thought / Elaine Frantz Parsons. Anxious Dwellings: The Rhetoric of Residential Fear in American Realism / Adam W. Sweeting. Terrorism as Terrorific Mimesis in Floyd Salas's State of Emergency (1996) / Maria DeGuzman --
pt. V. Cold War Anxieties. "Unlucky" Luciano: Fear of Crime during the Cold War / Lee Bernstein. The Cold War Comes to Erie: Repression and Resistance, 1946-54 / James A. Young. Incredible/Shrinking Men: Masculinity and Atomic Anxiety in American Postwar Science-Fiction Film / Anna Creadick --
pt. VI. Anxieties of the Modern Age. Witch-hunting during America's First War on Drugs: Richmond Pearson Hobson and "Narcotic Education" / Mark C. Smith. The Shadow Meets the Phantom Public / Jason Loviglio. The Short Life of a Dark Prophecy: The Rise and Fall of the "Population Bomb" Crisis, 1965-75 / Michael Smith. Diabolical Device or Protective Pessary? A Cultural Study of the Diaphragm / Rosanne L. Welker. Representing Roseanne: Working Class Women in American Popular Culture / Jacqueline Ellis. Hog Wars and Pig Politics / Richard P. Horwitz --
pt. VII. Futurephobia. Freemasonry and the Illuminati as Archetypes of Fear in America / Brian A. Marcus. Alien Invasion: Ufology and the Millennial Myth / Philip Lamy and Devon Kinne. Fear of Revelation: Postmillennialism in American Popular Film / James Hewitson.
Responsibility: edited by Nancy Lusignan Schultz.

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