Manufacturing Phobias: The Political Production of Fear in Theory and Practice

Manufacturing Phobias: The Political Production of Fear in Theory and Practice

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ISBN-13: 9781442628847
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 04/04/2016
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Hisham Ramadan is a professor in the Department of Criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


Jeff Shantz is a professor in the Department of Criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Table of Contents

Phobic Constructions: An Introduction (Hisham Ramadan and Jeff Shantz)

Part 1. Endless Façades: Rethinking Social Phobias

1. Pathologizing Resistance and Promoting Anthropophobia: The Violent Extremism Risk Assessment (VERA) as Case Study (Heidi Rimke)

2. Conflicts of Rights: Free Speech, Freedom to Practice a Religion and the Social Phobia Mighty Machine (Hisham Ramadan)

3. Phobic Constructions: Psychological, Sociological, Criminological Articulations (Jeff Shantz and Hisham Ramadan)

Part 2. Bordering on Fear: Phobias, National Identities, Citizenship

4. Constructions of Phobias, Fractured and Stigmatized Selves, and the Ideal Citizen in Iranian School Textbooks (Amir Mirfakhraie)

5. How to Save… A Nation?: Televisual Fiction Post-9/11 (Melissa Ames)

6. The Preparation for National Revolution or Accepting the Inevitable Decay? (Dmitry Shlapentokh)

7. Phobia in an Age of Post Migrant Rights: The Regional Response and Criminalization of Tamil Refugees (Michael CK Ma and Davina Bhandar)

Part 3. Politics by other Means: Phobias and Political Practice

8. Death Panels on the Prison Planet: The New World Order Conspiracy and the Radicalization of American Politics (Johann Pautz)

9. Degradation Ceremonies: Fear Discourses, Phobic Production, and the Military Metaphysic in Canada (Jeff Shantz)

10. Manufacturing the ‘avaton’ and the ghetto: Places of Fear in the Centre of Athens (Penny (Panagiota) Koutrolikou)

Afterword: Opposing Phobias Going Forward (Hisham M. Ramadan and Jeff Shantz)

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Alan Sears

"Manufacturing Phobias offers a creative take on the politics of fear in the early twenty-first century. What distinguishes this collection is the range of issues covered, including Islamophobia, crime, popular culture, and migrants' rights, and its geographic breadth."

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