Be very afraid : the cultural response to terror, pandemics, environmental devastation, nuclear annihilation, and other threats

Here, Wuthnow examines the human response to existential threats. Freud, he notes, famously taught that the standard psychological response to an overwhelming danger is denial. In fact, Wuthnow writes, the opposite is true: we seek ways of positively meeting the threat, of doing something even if it...

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Main Author: Wuthnow, Robert
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Oxford University Press 2010, 2010
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Here, Wuthnow examines the human response to existential threats. Freud, he notes, famously taught that the standard psychological response to an overwhelming danger is denial. In fact, Wuthnow writes, the opposite is true: we seek ways of positively meeting the threat, of doing something even if it's wasteful and time-consuming
Physical Description:vii, 294 p.
ISBN:9780199777389
0199777381