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Social theory of fear : terror, torture, and death in a post-capitalist world

Author: Geoffrey R Skoll
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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Fear has long served elites. They rely on fear to keep and expand their privileges and control the masses. In the current crisis of the capitalist world system, elites in the United States, along with other central countries, promote fear of crime and terrorism. They shaped these fears so that people looked to authorities for security, which permitted extension of apparatuses of coercion like police and military  Read more...
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Skoll, Geoffrey R., 1948-
Social theory of fear.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(DLC) 2009053357
(OCoLC)500819584
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey R Skoll
ISBN: 9780230112636 0230112633 1349287792 9781349287796
OCLC Number: 748542684
Notes: "September 2010"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (234 pages)
Contents: Capitalism's collapse --
States and social control --
Law and terror --
Terror, law, and torture --
Camps, gallows, ghettos, gulags, and prisons --
The rise of the icon --
Modernism to postmodernism and beyond --
Resistance and the fight against repression --
The rebel.
Responsibility: Geoffrey R. Skoll.
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