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Facing fear : the history of an emotion in global perspective

Author: Michael Francis Laffan; Max Weiss
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fear is ubiquitous but slippery. This title focuses on the meaning, diversity, and dynamism of fear in multiple world-historical contexts, and demonstrates how fear universally binds us to particular  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Facing fear.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012002674
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Francis Laffan; Max Weiss
ISBN: 9780691153599 0691153590 9780691153605 0691153604 9781400845248 1400845246
OCLC Number: 907618425
Description: 1 online resource (x, 275 p.) illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Fear and Its Opposites in the History of Emotions / Max Weiss --
Fear of the Thirty Years War / David Lederer --
Conceptions of Terror in the European Enlightenment / Ronald Schechter --
"When Fear rather than Reason Dominates" : Priests behind the Lines in the Tupac Amaru Rebellion (1780-83) / Charles Walker --
Fear in Colonial California and within the Borderlands / Lisbeth Haas --
Weimar Cinema between Hypnosis and Enlightenment / Andreas Killen --
Italian Fascism's Wartime Enemy and the Politics of Fear / Marla Stone --
The Persecuted Body : Evangelical Internationalism, Islam, and the Politics of Fear / Melani McAlister --
Danger, Media, and the Urban Experience in Delhi / Ravi Sundaram --
Fear of the Past : Post-Soviet Culture and the Soviet Terror / Alexander Etkind --
White Hajjis : Dutch Islamophobias Past and Present / Michael Laffan
Responsibility: edited by Michael Laffan and Max Weiss

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"[S]imply establishing that fear has been a significant factor in history, that it is experienced and represented diversely, and that it forms an inescapable part of our collective memory and Read more...

 
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