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Culture of Fear By Frank Furedi

Culture of Fear by Frank Furedi

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Summary

Argues that the current preoccupation with safety and survival reflects an outlook of low expectation. This text critically examines the roots and the consequences of contemporary risk consciousness, favouring the view that humans are capable of confronting problems and taking risks.

Culture of Fear Summary

Culture of Fear: Risk-taking and the Morality of Low Expectation by Frank Furedi

Safety has become one of the fundamental preoccupations of the 1990s. In a world obsessed with abuse, stranger danger, disease and environmental damage, people are constantly told that they are at risk, and urged to take greater precautions and seek more protection. An in-depth consideration of the crime, health and safety scares which have come to dominate people's lives, this text argues that the current preoccupation with safety and survival reflects an outlook of low expectation. The book critically examines the roots and the consequences of contemporary risk consciousness, favouring the view that humans are capable of confronting problems and taking risks.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Environmentally-mediated intellectual decline; terminus brain; why the concern?. Part 2 The bodily environment; the mobile environment of the brain - medical science; protective science - the long term. part 3 The social environment; bounded threats - home and work; unbounded threats - pollution and disaster; pervasive threats - poverty, nutrition and health; the cure?. Part 4 The ecological environment; the brain in the ecosystem; the intellect in the ecosystem. Part 5 The conceptual environment; law and regulation; the science-law mismatch; a new ethical consensus; the challenges to human intelligence. Appendix: the ERICE Statement.

Additional information

GOR001588274
9780304337514
030433751X
Culture of Fear: Risk-taking and the Morality of Low Expectation by Frank Furedi
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1997-07-01
192
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