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How Fear Works: Culture Of Fear In The Twenty-first Century

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In 1997, Frank Furedi published a book called Culture of Fear . It was widely acclaimed as perceptive and prophetic. Now Furedi returns to his original theme, as most of what he predicted has come true. In How Fear Works , Furedi seeks to explain two interrelated…
Why Borders Matter: Why Humanity Must Relearn The Art Of Drawing Boundaries

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Western society has become estranged from the borders and social boundaries that have for centuries given meaning to human experience. This book argues that the controversy surrounding mass migration and physical borders runs in parallel and is closely connected…
Populism And The European Culture Wars: The Conflict Of Values Between Hungary And The Eu

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Concern and hostility towards populism has become a distinctive feature of contemporary political culture. In Europe such concerns are frequently directed at Eurosceptics, whose opposition to the European Union is often portrayed as a cultural crime. Ancient…
What's Happened To The University?: A Sociological Exploration Of Its Infantilisation

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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…
Power Of Reading: From Socrates To Twitter

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Eminent cultural and social historian Frank Furedi presents 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. In ancient…
First World War: Still No End In Sight

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That the conflicts unleashed by Great War did not end in 1918 is well known. World War II and the Cold War clearly constitute key moments in the drama that began in August 1914. This book argues that the battle of ideas which crystallised during the course of the…
Authority: A Sociological History
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|September 12, 2013

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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…
Wasted: Why Education Isn't Educating
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|January 27, 2011

$31.50

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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…
Invitation to Terror: The Expanding Empire of the Unknown

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Frank Furedi argues that Western culture appears to feed off a diet of terror and inadvertently offers its enemies an invitation to be terrorised.¿ We have not developed an intellectual framework in which to be able to confront the fear of terrorism.¿ The…
Culture of Fear Revisited
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|December 26, 2006

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¿ Fear has become an ever-expanding part of life in the West in the twenty-first century. We live in terror of disease, abuse, stranger danger, environmental devastation and terrorist onslaught. We are bombarded with reports of new concerns for our safety and…
Where Have All The Intellectuals Gone?: Confronting 21st Century Philistinism

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In this urgent and passionate book, Frank Furedi explains the essential contribution of intellectuals both to culture and to democracy - and why we need to recreate a public sphere in which intellectuals and the general public can talk to each other again.
Therapy Culture: Cultivating Vulnerability in an Uncertain Age

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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 toward…
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