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

Author: Robert Wuthnow
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wuthnow
ISBN: 9780199964024 0199964025 9780199730872 0199730873
OCLC Number: 826632109
Notes: Originally published: 2010
Description: 294 s
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Perilous Times ; 2. The Nuclear-Haunted Era ; 3. What to Mobilize Against ; 4. Waging War on Terror ; 5. Weapons of Mass Destruction ; 6. Panics and Pandemics ; 7. Environmental Catastrophe ; 8. Setting a New Agenda ; 9. The Call for Action ; Notes ; Selected Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Robert Wuthnow

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A solidly resourced, cogently analyzed, and persuasively argued brief. * Publishers Weekly *

 
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