Social Theory of Fear: Terror, Torture, and Death in a Post-Capitalist World by G. SkollSocial Theory of Fear: Terror, Torture, and Death in a Post-Capitalist World by G. Skoll

Social Theory of Fear: Terror, Torture, and Death in a Post-Capitalist World

byG. Skoll

Hardcover | October 15, 2010

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A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. In the current crisis of the capitalist world system, elites promote fear of crime and terrorism to keep and expand their privileges and control the masses. This book offers an analysis of the crisis and strategies for rebellion.

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GEOFFREY R. SKOLL is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Buffalo State College, USA.
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Title:Social Theory of Fear: Terror, Torture, and Death in a Post-Capitalist WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:234 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230103499

ISBN - 13:9780230103498

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Table of 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, Postmodernism, and Beyond Resistance and the Fight against Repression The Rebel   A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org.

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“Social Theory of Fear represents an important theoretical synthesis, bringing together various and interdependent strands of social theory (including the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, Peircean semiotics, and World Systems Theory) in a new, interesting, and enlightening way. Geoffrey R. Skoll’s work represents what is best in contemporary critical theory, echoing themes in ‘postmodern’ theorists like Zizek and Badiou. But Skoll refashions postmodern philosophy, refracting it through a sociological imagination shaped by American semiotic pragmatism. This combination of critical semiotics and political economy makes for a unique contribution to our theoretical traditions. Skoll's interdisciplinary work will interest any reader concerned with the central theoretical and practical problems facing the contemporary world system.”--Graham Cassano, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, Oakland University, Book Review Editor, Critical Sociology, and editor of Class Struggle on the Homefront: Work, Conflict, and Exploitation in the Household