The Resource The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things, Barry Glassner

The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things, Barry Glassner

Label
The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things
Title
The culture of fear
Title remainder
why Americans are afraid of the wrong things
Statement of responsibility
Barry Glassner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this eye-opening examination of a pathology that has swept the country, sociologist Barry Glassner reveals why Americans are burdened with overblown fears. He exposes the people and organizations that manipulate our perceptions and profit from our anxieties: politicians who win elections by heightening concerns about crime and drug use even as both are declining; advocacy groups that raise money by exaggerating the prevalence of particular diseases; TV newsmagazines that monger a new scare every week to garner ratings." "Barry Glassner's book diagnoses a predominant pathology of our age and provides a rallying cry for a return to rationality in our personal lives and in our national sense of purpose."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
CL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glassner, Barry
Dewey number
  • 302/.17
  • 152.4/6
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HN59.2
  • HM251
LC item number
  • .G58 1999
  • .G55 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social perception
  • Social problems
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Perception sociale
  • Problèmes sociaux
  • Angoisse
  • Peur
  • Sociale problemen
  • Sociale waarneming
  • Angst
  • Sociologische aspecten
  • Beïnvloeding
  • Angst
  • Risikobewusstsein
  • Furcht
  • Angst
  • USA
Target audience
general
Label
The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things, Barry Glassner
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-257) and index
Contents
Dubious dangers on roadways and campuses : how fears are sold -- Crime in the news : tall tales and overstated statistics -- Youth at risk : faulty diagnoses and callous cures -- Monster moms : on the art of misdirection -- Black men : how to perpetuate prejudice without really trying -- "Smack is back" : when presidents and the press collude, the scares never stop -- Metaphoric illnesses : how not to criticize the establishment -- Plane wrecks : small danger, big scare -- Final thoughts : the Martians aren't coming
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029022751
Label
The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things, Barry Glassner
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-257) and index
Contents
Dubious dangers on roadways and campuses : how fears are sold -- Crime in the news : tall tales and overstated statistics -- Youth at risk : faulty diagnoses and callous cures -- Monster moms : on the art of misdirection -- Black men : how to perpetuate prejudice without really trying -- "Smack is back" : when presidents and the press collude, the scares never stop -- Metaphoric illnesses : how not to criticize the establishment -- Plane wrecks : small danger, big scare -- Final thoughts : the Martians aren't coming
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029022751

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