PERSEUS BOOKS GROUP "The Culture of Fear" Book is written by Barry Glassner and deals with social panic of American's towards society.
PERSEUS BOOKS GROUP "The Culture of Fear" Book contains topics on dubious dangers on roadways and campuses. Book provides information on black men, plane wrecks, overstated statistics and metaphoric illnesses.
Age group and grade: Ages 18+ years and grades 9th+
Title: "The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things: Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant Microbes, Plane Crashes, Road Rage, & So Much More"
Author: Barry Glassner
Subject: General social science
Number of pages: 320
Publisher: Basic books
Publication date: 1/5/2010, edition: Revised
Size: 8.1"H x 5.5"W x 1."D
Audience: College/higher education
Demonstrates that it is our perception of danger that has increased, not the actual level of risk
Exposes the people and organizations that manipulate perceptions and profit from fears, including advocacy groups that raise money by exaggerating the prevalence of particular diseases and politicians
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