Across the Disciplines
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press
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THIS EDITED VOLUME emerged from the workshop âFear: Multidisciplinary Perspectives,â held at Princetonâs Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies on April 12, 2008. âFearâ was the Davis Centerâs theme for 2007...WE HABITUALLY SAY that we see fear, that we smell it, touch it, breathe it. But how, after all is said and done, do we know it? The chapters in this edited volume help us with just this questionâ how fear is variously constituted as an object of knowledge.1 The contributions to this book...
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WE HABITUALLY SAY that we see fear, that we smell it, touch it, breathe it. But how, after all is said and done, do we know it? The chapters in this edited volume help us with just this questionâ how fear is variously constituted as an object of knowledge.1 The contributions to this book emerged..
1. FEAR, ANXIETY, AND THEIR DISORDERS
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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF fear is haunted by the ghost of Descartes. The traditional view of fear as a subjectively distinct feeling state accessible only to the person experiencing it seemingly implies a Cartesian dualism that harkens back to psychologyâs prescientifi c past. Accordingly, psychologists keen to establish a science...
2. THE BIOLOGY OF FEAR: EVOLUTIONARY, NEURAL, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
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FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT George Herbert Walker Bush and federal funding agencies dubbed the 1990s the Decade of the Brain.1 Indeed, thanks to an increase in funding and publicity there was a rare explosion in knowledge and research techniques...
3. HOW DID FEAR BECOME A SCIENTIFIC OBJECT AND WHAT KIND OF OBJECT IS IT?
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WHEN ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, terrorists killed more than three thousand people in their attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, for Americans in particular the world suddenly became a much more frightening place. Insecurity became the norm as the Bush administrationâs new Department of Homeland....
4. SOLDIERS AND EMOTION IN EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY RUSSIAN MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY
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LOOKING FOR THE emotion of soldierly fear in first-person accounts of the War of 1812 resembles the proverbial search for a needle in the haystack. One is more likely to discover overt absences that sound like this comment made by offi...
5. FEAR OF A SAFE PLACE
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IN HER 1973 On Photography, Susan Sontag describes the West as âa society which makes it normative to aspire never to experience privation, failure, misery, pain, [or] dread disease, and in which death itself is regarded not as natural and inevitable but as a cruel, unmerited disaster.â The suggestion...
6. THE LANGUAGE OF FEAR: SECURITY AND MODERN POLITICS
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MY TOPIC HERE is the political language of fear and one language in particular: security. There are other languages of fear: racism, religion, risk assessment, to name a few. But security, both national and domestic, is the most potent and...
7. THE NEW YORK STOCK MARKET CRASH OF 1929
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THE U.S. STOCK market crash of October 1929 is indisputably historyâs most famous financial collapse. It is evoked wherever and whenever financial sentiment becomes nervous. And policy recommendations for the following eighty years have consistently been made on the basis of analyses or presumptions of what...
8. LIVING DEAD: FEARFUL ATTRACTIONS OF FILM
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FEAR AND FILM have always been intimate companions. One of cinemaâs primal scenes testifies to this intimacy and originates from the mediumâs very beginnings: the famous screening in 1895 of Louis and Auguste LumiÃ¨reâs LâArrivÃ©e dâun..
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Page Count: 240
Illustrations: 12 b&w photos
Publication Year: 2012