The History of FearThe Institute of Art and Ideas
What you'll learn on the course
History of Fear
Citizens of Fear
- Part One: A Brief History of FearHow have we arrived in an age of fear? Can we accurately assess the dangers we face?
- Part Two: Citizens of FearFrom witchcraft to nuclear holocaust, how do fears escalate into social panic?
- Part Three: Inner StatesWhy are uncertainties – from strangers to relationships – internalised as fear?
Suggested Further Readings
A selection of further readings has been suggested by Professor Furedi as part of this course.
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- Frank Furedi
Author of The Politics of Fear, Hungarian-born Frank Furedi was the founder and chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party and is the most cited sociologist in the UK press.