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Title Manufacturing phobias : the political production of fear in theory and practice / edited by Hisham Ramadan and Jeff Shantz.

Publication Info. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  320.019 M319 2016    ---  Available
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Description viii, 318 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "Fear is a powerful emotion and a formidable spur to action, a source of worry and--when it is manipulated--a source of injustice. Manufacturing Phobias demonstrates how economic and political elites mobilize fears of terrorism, crime, migration, invasion, and infection to twist political and social policy and advance their own agendas. The contributors to the collection, experts in criminology, law, sociology, and politics, explain how and why social phobias are created by pundits, politicians, and the media, and how they target the most vulnerable in our society. Emphasizing how social phobias reflect the interests of those with political, economic, and cultural power, this work challenges the idea that society's anxieties are merely expressions of individual psychology. Manufacturing Phobias will be a clarion call for anyone concerned about the disturbing consequences of our culture of fear."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pathologizing resistance and promoting anthropophobia : the violent extremism risk assessment (VERA) as case study / Heidi Rimke -- Conflicts of rights : free speech, freedom to practise a religion and the social phobia mighty machine / Hisham Ramadan -- Phobic constructions : psychological, sociological, criminological articulations / Jeff Shantz and Hisham Ramadan -- Constructions of phobias, fractured and stigmatized selves, and the ideal citizen in Iranian school textbooks / Amir Mirfakhraie -- How to save a nation? : televisual fiction post-9/11 / Melissa Ames -- Preparation for national revolution or acceptance of inevitable decay? / Dmitry Shlapentokh -- Phobia in an age of post migrant rights : the criminalization of Tamil refugees / Michael C.K. Ma and Davina Bhandar -- Death panels on the prison planet : the new world order conspiracy and the radicalization of American politics / Johann Pautz -- Degradation ceremonies : fear discourses, phobic production, and the military metaphysic in Canada / Jeff Shantz -- Manufacturing the 'avaton' and the ghetto : places of fear in the centre of Athens / Penny "Panagiota" Koutrolikou -- Opposing phobias going forward / Hisham M. Ramada, Jeff Shantz.
Subject Fear -- Political aspects.
Fear -- Social aspects.
Social phobia.
Fear -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00922038
Fear -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00922048
Social phobia. (OCoLC)fst01122723
Added Author Ramadan, Hisham M, author, editor.
Shantz, Jeff, author, editor.
ISBN 9781442637276 (cloth)
1442637277 (cloth)
9781442628847 (paper)
1442628847 (paper)

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