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

ISBN-10: 0465003362
ISBN-13: 9780465003365
Edition: 2010 (Revised)
Authors: Barry Glassner
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 1/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Tenth Anniversary Edition
Introduction: Why Americans Fear the Wrong Things
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
Notes
Reader Discussion Guide
Index

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