Landscapes of Fear
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Description: To be human is to experience fear, but what is it exactly that makes us fearful?Landscapes of Fear—written immediately after his classicSpace and Place—is renowned geographer Yi-Fu Tuan’s influential exploration of the spaces of fear and of how these landscapes shift during our lives and vary throughout history.In a series of linked essays that journey broadly across place, time, and cultures, Tuan examines the diverse manifestations and causes of fear in individuals and societies: he describes the horror created by epidemic disease and supernatural visions of witches and ghosts; violence and fear in the country and the city; fears of drought, flood, famine, and disease; and the ways in which authorities devise landscapes of terror to instill fear and subservience in their own populations.In this groundbreaking work—now with a new preface by the author—Yi-Fu Tuan reaches back into our prehistory to discover what is universal and what is particular in our inheritance of fear. Tuan emphasizes that human fear is a constant; it causes us to draw what he calls our “circles of safety” and at the same time acts as a foundational impetus behind curiosity, growth, and adventure.
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Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 4/20/2013
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.70" tall
|Fear in the Growing Child|
|The Child as Unformed Nature|
|Fear of Nature: Great Hunters and Pioneer Farmers|
|Natural Calamities and Famines|
|Fear in the Medieval World|
|Fear of Disease|
|Fear of Human Nature: Witches|
|Fear of Human Nature: Ghosts|
|Violence and Fear in the Countryside|
|Fear in the City|
|Public Humiliation and Execution|
|Exile and Confinement|
|The Open Circle|
|Fears: Past and Present|