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Furedi, Frank 1947-

Overview
Works: 86 works in 488 publications in 7 languages and 12,734 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Frank Furedi
The new ideology of imperialism : renewing the moral imperative by Frank Furedi( )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socialisation as behaviour management and the ascendancy of expert authority by Frank Furedi( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Where schools in the past used to introduce young people to the norms and values of society, today it seems that schools are there primarily to deal with students' difficult behavior. The school has become a course in Life Skills. Students have to be taught to control their behavior. This shift in priorities has been fed largely by experts in education and other fields, and in so doing they have often pitted schools against parents. This is one of the dangers of the trend, but this kind of therapeutic education also leaves insufficient time and resources for teachers to intellectually stimulate their students. This title can be previewed in Google Books - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN9789056295707
Culture of fear revisited : risk-taking and the morality of low expectation by Frank Furedi( )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 21st century we live in terror of disease, abuse, environmental devastation and terrorist onslaught. However, the author argues that the greater danger in our culture is the tendency to fear achievements which are more constructive
Wasted : why education isn't educating by Frank Furedi( )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furedi turns his attention to the education system, skilfully analysing current processes and providing a way forward. Never has so much attention been devoted to education. Everyone - government ministers, social commentators and parents obsess about its problems. Yet we rarely ask why? Why is education a source of such concern? Why do many of the solutions proposed actually make matters worse? Tony Blair's 'education, education, education' slogan placed education at the forefront of political agendas. But, perhaps the 'policisation' of education is part of the problem. Today, education is valued for its potential contribution to economic development, but it is no longer considered important for itself. Increasingly, the promotion of education has little to do with the value of learning per se or with the importance of 'being taught about societies' achievements, so future generations have the intellectual ability to advance still further. Education has been emptied of its content. This book is a brilliant piece of analysis. It peers into the hollowness of the education debates and, drawing on thinkers from the ancient Greeks to modern critics, it sets out what we need from our schools
Where have all the intellectuals gone? : including 'a reply to my critics' by Frank Furedi( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disturbed by the profound sense of disorientation that appears to afflict many of our cultural institutions, universities and schools, the author was prompted to write this book as he thinks the public deserves a high quality of debate and, as an audience with infinite potential, should command far greater respect
Culture of fear : risk-taking and the morality of low expectation by Frank Furedi( Book )

46 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 21st century we live in terror of disease, abuse, environmental devastation and terrorist onslaught. However, the author argues that the greater danger in our culture is the tendency to fear achievements which are more constructive
Population and development : a critical introduction by Frank Furedi( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silent war : imperialism and the changing perception of race by Frank Furedi( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Udforsker udviklingen i den vestlige verdens raceopfattelse i det 20. århundrede og hvilken indflydelse den har haft på den politiske udvikling
The Mau Mau war in perspective by Frank Furedi( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Therapy culture : cultivating vulnerability in an uncertain age by Frank Furedi( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Therapy Culture explores the powerful influence of therapeutic imperative in Anglo-American societies. In recent decades virtually every sphere of life has become subject to a new emotional culture. Professor Furedi suggests that the recent cultural turn towards the realm of the emotions coincides with a radical redefinition of personhood. Increasingly, vulnerability is presented as the defining feature of people's psychology. Terms like people 'at risk', 'scarred for life' or 'emotional damage' evoke a unique sense of powerlessness. Furedi questions the widely accepted thesis that the therapeutic turn represents an enlightened shift towards emotions. He claims that therapeutic culture is primarily about imposing a new conformity through the management of people's emotions. Through framing the problem of everyday life through the prism of emotions, therapeutic culture incites people to feel powerless and ill. Drawing on developments in popular culture, political and social life, Furedi provides a path-breaking analysis of the therapeutic turn."--Jacket
Paranoid parenting : why ignoring the experts may be best for your child by Frank Furedi( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furedi (sociology, U. of Kent, UK) especially aims his anti-advice book at the worried American parent, where "anxiety regarding children's safety is at an unprecedented level." As evidence, he cites the new child-care industry that fosters paranoia and offers security, companies like Kinderview and Toddlerwatch that allow parents to constantly watch their children from their personal computer. Whereas parenting used to be about nurturing and socializing, now, writes Furedi, parenting has become burdensome overparenting, too much about keeping children safe from overblown harms. Furedi is a frequent guest on British television. The book is distributed by the Indpendent Publishers Group. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Politics of fear by Frank Furedi( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The terms 'left' and 'right' pervade all our discussions of politics. But, argues Frank Furedi, these terms have lost their meaning - and in fact are often used to mean the opposite of what they once meant. For a grown-up politics we need to replace these terms with a less simplistic language." "In this book, Furedi shows how modern politics revolves around the way we regard people. On the one hand are those increasingly vocal lobbies (not limited to any single party) who regard people as vulnerable - constantly in need of protection from risk, change and even knowledge itself. Against this view, Furedi urges a more confident, robust politics, based on the belief that, armed with knowledge and a willingness both to learn from the past and to face the future, humans are remarkably good at coping with crises and adapting to change."--Jacket
Where have all the intellectuals gone? : confronting 21st century philistinism by Frank Furedi( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disturbed by the profound sense of disorientation that appears to afflict many of our cultural institutions, universities and schools, the author was prompted to write this book as he thinks the public deserves a high quality of debate and, as an audience with infinite potential, should command far greater respect
Invitation to terror : the expanding empire of the unknown by Frank Furedi( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dealing head-on with the issue of how society responds to acts of terrorism in its midst, Frank Furedi argues that what we need to worry about is not what a terrorist may do, but our reaction to it. Therefore, by changing the way we engage with it, we can diminish the impact of this threat
First World War : still no end in sight by Frank Furedi( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Here]. Furedi argues that the battle of ideas which crystallised during the course of the Great War continue to the present, and claims that the disputes about lifestyles and identity - the Culture Wars of today - are only the latest expressions of a century-long conflict. ..."--Book jacket
What's happened to the university? : a sociological exploration of its infantilisation by Frank Furedi( Book )

20 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The radical transformation that universities are undergoing today is no less far-reaching than the upheavals that it experienced in the 1960s. However today, when almost 50 per cent of young people participate in higher education, what occurs in universities matters directly to the whole of society. On both sides of the Atlantic curious and disturbing events on campuses has become a matter of concern not just for academics but also for the general public. What is one to make of the growing trend of banning speakers? What's the meaning of trigger warnings, cultural appropriation, micro-aggression or safe spaces? And why are some students going around arguing that academic freedom is no big deal? What's Happened To The University? offers an answer to the questions of why campus culture is undergoing such a dramatic transformation and why the term moral quarantine refers to the infantilising project of insulating students from offence and a variety of moral harms"--Publisher's website
Colonial wars and the politics of Third World nationalism by Frank Furedi( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The crisis now facing many post-colonial societies has raised important questions about the nature of Third World nationalist movements and their struggle against Western domination. Histories of Britain's colonial past have tended to regard the process of decolonization as a direct consequence of British policy, with the result that the influence of anticolonial movements on British imperialism has been overlooked." "In a radically new interpretation of decolonization, Frank Furedi focuses on the way in which Britain reacted to nationalist claims made by anti-colonial movements. With the weakening of imperial control from the 1930s onwards, the development of such movements in the 1940s was greatly boosted. Closely bound up with the central issue of political legitimacy, nationalism posed a genuine threat to colonial power. Furedi argues that by contesting the validity of nationalist claims Britain attempted to discredit indigenous opposition in the colonies. Subsequent histories of decolonization have been profoundly influenced by the imperial view of Third World nationalism, and have paid little attention to the way in which Third World nationalist movements helped to reshape British imperialism." "This study examines Britain's colonial wars in Malaysia, Kenya and Guyana within the wider framework of imperial politics. It discusses the intellectual orientation and propaganda techniques that Britain used to represent Third World nationalism. Combining the methods of comparative historical sociology and original field-work, Furedi draws on recently released archival sources from both sides of the Atlantic. The book will be of great relevance to those interested in Third World nationalism, the political culture of Western imperialism and the history of decolonization."--Jacket
Authority : a sociological history by Frank Furedi( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concern with authority is as old as human history itself. Eve's sin was to challenge the authority of God by disobeying his rule. Frank Furedi explores how authority was contested in ancient Greece and given a powerful meaning in Imperial Rome. Debates about religious and secular authority dominated Europe through the Middle Ages and the Reformation. The modern world attempted to develop new foundations for authority - democratic consent, public opinion, science - yet Furedi shows that this problem has remained unresolved, arguing that today the authority of authority is questioned. This historical sociology of authority seeks to explain how the contemporary problems of mistrust and the loss of legitimacy of many institutions are informed by the previous attempts to solve the problem of authority. It argues that the key pioneers of the social sciences (Marx, Durkheim, Simmel, Tonnies and especially Weber) regarded this question as one of the principal challenges facing society
Power of reading : from Socrates to Twitter by Frank Furedi( Book )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power of Reading is a natural companion to Christopher Booker's bestselling The Seven Basic Plots (Continuum) and John Gross's seminal study The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters (Weidenfeld and Nicolson). Eminent cultural and social historian Frank Furedi presents here an eclectic and entirely original history of reading. The very act of reading and the choice of reading material endow individuals with an identity that possesses great symbolic significance. Already in ancient Rome, Cicero was busy drawing up a hierarchy of different types of readers. Since that time people have been divided into a variety of categories - literates and illiterates, intensive and extensive readers, or vulgo and discreet readers. In the 19th Century, accomplished readers were praised as 'men of letters' while their moral opposites were described as 'unlettered'. Today distinctions are made between cultural and instrumental readers and scorn is communicated towards the infamous 'tabloid reader'. The purpose of this book is to explore the changing meanings attributed to the act of reading. Although it has an historical perspective, the book's focus is very much on the culture of reading that prevails in the 21st Century. There are numerous texts on the history of literacy (Hoggart), yet there is no publication devoted to the history of readers and their relationship with wider culture and society. It is thus a fascinating insight into understanding the post-Gutenberg debates about literacy in a multimedia environment with such a strong emphasis on the absorption of information. Taking a cue from George Steiner, Furedi argues vigorously for the restoration of the art of reading - every bit as important as the art of writing
On tolerance : a defence of moral independence by Frank Furedi( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outwardly, we live in an era that appears more open-minded, non-judgemental and tolerant than in any time in human history. The very term intolerant invokes moral condemnation. We are constantly reminded to understand the importance of respecting different cultures and diversities. In this pugnacious new book, Frank Furedi argues that despite the democratisation of public life and the expansion of freedom, society is dominated by a culture that not only tolerates but often encourages intolerance. Often the intolerance is directed at people who refuse to accept the conventional wisdom and who are stigmatised as 'deniers'. Frequently intolerance comes into its own in clashes over cultural values and lifestyles. People are condemned for the food they eat, how they parent and for wearing religious symbols in public. This book challenges the 'quiet mood of tolerance' towards morally stigmatised forms of behaviour. The author examines recent forms of 'unacceptable behaviour'. It will tease out the real motives and drivers of intolerance."--Publisher's website
 
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Culture of fear revisited : risk-taking and the morality of low expectationWasted : why education isn't educatingWhere have all the intellectuals gone? : including 'a reply to my critics'Culture of fear : risk-taking and the morality of low expectationPopulation and development : a critical introductionThe silent war : imperialism and the changing perception of raceThe Mau Mau war in perspectiveTherapy culture : cultivating vulnerability in an uncertain age
Alternative Names
Frank Furedi Brits socioloog

Frank Furedi sociòleg hongarès

Frank Furedi sociólogo húngaro

Frank Furedi sociologue hongrois

Frank Furedi ungarisch-britischer Soziologe

Füredi, Ferenc 1947-

Füredi, Frank

Füredi, Frank 1947-

Füredi, Frank 1948-

Furedi, Frank Dr

فرانک فوردی جامعه‌شناس مجارستانی

푸레디, 프랭크 1947-

퓨레디, 프랭크 1947-

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