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

The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things, Barry Glassner, (electronic resource)

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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the age of 9/11, the Iraq War, financial collapse, and Amber Alerts, our society is defined by fear. So it's not surprising that three out of four Americans say they feel more fearful today then they did twenty years ago. But are we living in exceptionally dangerous times? In The Culture of Fear, sociologist Barry Glassner demonstrates that it is our perception of danger that has increased, not the actual level of risk. Glassner exposes the people and organizations that manipulate our perceptions and profit from our fears, including advocacy groups that raise money by exaggerating the prevalence of particular diseases and politicians who win elections by heightening concerns about crime, drug use, and terrorism ... Glassner exposes the price we pay for social panic."--Publisher
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glassner, Barry
Dewey number
302.17
Index
index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.G58 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social perception
  • Social problems
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • United States
Label
The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things, Barry Glassner, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=32439265-1673-4BDB-90FF-165CEE381214
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Updated for our post 9/11 world"--Cover
  • Includes reader discussion guide
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-297) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- New fears for a new century: and some old ones updated
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
10th anniversary ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvi, 322 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465004430
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733910150
Label
The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things, Barry Glassner, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=32439265-1673-4BDB-90FF-165CEE381214
Publication
Note
  • "Updated for our post 9/11 world"--Cover
  • Includes reader discussion guide
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-297) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- New fears for a new century: and some old ones updated
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
10th anniversary ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvi, 322 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465004430
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733910150

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