The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things: Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant Microbes, Plane Crashes, Road Rage, & So Much More

The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things: Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant Microbes, Plane Crashes, Road Rage, & So Much More

Barry Glassner


within the age of September 11, the Iraq conflict, monetary cave in, and Amber signals, our society is outlined through worry. So it’s no longer amazing that 3 out of 4 american citizens say they believe extra frightened this day then they did two decades in the past. yet are we dwelling in exceedingly harmful instances? In The tradition of Fear, sociologist Barry Glassner demonstrates that it truly is our perception of hazard that has elevated, now not the particular point of probability. Glassner exposes the folk and enterprises that control our perceptions and benefit from our fears, together with advocacy teams that increase funds via exaggerating the superiority of specific ailments and politicians who win elections via heightening issues approximately crime, drug use, and terrorism. during this new version of a vintage book—more appropriate now than while it used to be first published—Glassner exposes the cost we pay for social panic.

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