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The Resource Be very afraid : the cultural response to terror, pandemics, environmental devastation, nuclear annihilation, and other threats, Robert Wuthnow

Be very afraid : the cultural response to terror, pandemics, environmental devastation, nuclear annihilation, and other threats, Robert Wuthnow

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Be very afraid : the cultural response to terror, pandemics, environmental devastation, nuclear annihilation, and other threats
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Be very afraid
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the cultural response to terror, pandemics, environmental devastation, nuclear annihilation, and other threats
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Robert Wuthnow
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Language
eng
Summary
Examines the human response to existential threats--once a matter for theology, but now looming before us in multiple forms. Nuclear weapons, pandemics, global warming: each threatens to destroy the planet, or at least to annihilate our species. Freud, Wuthnow notes, famously taught that the standard psychological response to an overwhelming danger is denial. In fact, Wuthnow argues, the opposite is true: we seek ways of positively meeting the threat, of doing something--anything--even if it's wasteful and time-consuming. It would be one thing if our responses were merely pointless, Wuthnow observes, but they can actually be harmful.--From publisher description
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Wuthnow, Robert
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Emergency management
  • Threats
  • Fear
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Epidemics
  • Epidemics
  • Global warming
  • Global warming
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • Weapons of mass destruction
Label
Be very afraid : the cultural response to terror, pandemics, environmental devastation, nuclear annihilation, and other threats, Robert Wuthnow
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Perilous times -- The nuclear-haunted era -- What to mobilize against -- Waging war on terror -- Weapons of mass destruction -- Panics and pandemics -- Environmental catastrophe -- Setting a new agenda -- The call for action -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn436221092
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9780199730872
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009026879
System control number
(OCoLC)436221092
Label
Be very afraid : the cultural response to terror, pandemics, environmental devastation, nuclear annihilation, and other threats, Robert Wuthnow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Perilous times -- The nuclear-haunted era -- What to mobilize against -- Waging war on terror -- Weapons of mass destruction -- Panics and pandemics -- Environmental catastrophe -- Setting a new agenda -- The call for action -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn436221092
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9780199730872
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009026879
System control number
(OCoLC)436221092

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