Cultures of Fear: A Critical Reader

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In Cultures of Fear, a truly world-class line up of scholars explore how governments use fear in order to control their citizens. The "social contract" gives modern states responsibility for the security of their citizens, but this collection argues that governments often nurture a culture of fear within their contries. When people are scared of "terrorist" threats, or "alarming rises" in violent crime they are more likely to accept oppressive laws from their rulers. Cultures of Fear is and interdisciplinary reader for students of anthropology and politics. Contributors include Noam Chomsky, Slavoj Zizek, Jean Baudrillard, Catharine MacKinnon, Neil Smith, Cynthia Enloe, David L. Altheide, Cynthia Cockburban and Carolyn Nordstrum.

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Uli Linke is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Rochester Institute of Technology in the US. She is the author of several books including German Bodies (1999), Blood and Nation (1999), and Denying Biology (1996).
Danielle Taana Smith is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at RIT.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Part One: Cultures of Fear 1. The New War Against Terror, Noam Chomsky (MIT) 2. Engineering Ruins and Affect, Joseph Masco (University of Chicago) 3. Terrorism and the Politics of Fear, Arizona State University 4. Global Executioner: Scales of Terror, Neil Smith, CUNY 5. Welcome to the Desert of the Real, Slavoj Zizek, University of Ljubljana Part Two: States of Terror 6. Human Rights and Complex Human Emergencies, Lucia Ann McSpadden and John R. MacArthur 7. Speechless Emissaries, Liisa H. Malkki, Stanford University 8. Medicalizing Trauma, Doug Henry, University of North Texas 9. The Violence of Humanitarianism, Miriam Ticktin , University of Michigan 10. On the Run, Solrun Willisken, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Part Three: Zones of Violence 11. Gender, Terrorism, and War, Susan J. Brison, Dartmouth College 12. Women, Militarism, and Violence, Amy Caiazza, Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington D.C. 13. The Continuum of Violence, Cynthia Cockburban, City University London 14. Girls Behind the (Front) Lines, Carolyn Nordstrom, Notre Dame 15. Growing up in Guerilla Camps, Julia Dickson-Gomez, Institute for Community Research, Hartford Connecticut Part Four: Intimacies of Suffering 16. Sexual Violence during War, Elisabeth Jean Wood, Yale University 17. Militarizing Women's Lives, Cynthia Enloe, Clark University 18. The Political Economy of Rape, Meredith Turshen, Rutgers University 19. Postmodern Genocide, Catharine MacKinnon, University of Michigan Part Five. Normalizing Atrocities 20. Cultural Appropriations of Suffering in Our Times, Arthur Kleinman and Joan Kleinman, Harvard University 21. On Cultural Anesthesia: From Desert Storm to Rodney King, Allen Feldman, New York University 22. A Strange and Bitter Crop: Spectacles of Torture, Hzel Carby, Yale University 23. The Empire of Camps, Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York University

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