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The Politics of Everyday Fear - Brian Massumi

The Politics of Everyday Fear

By: Brian Massumi (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1993
ISBN: 9780816621637
Number Of Pages: 352

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The contemporary consumer is bombarded with fear-inducing images and information. This media shower of imagery is equalled only by the sheer quantity of fear-assuaging products offered for our consumption. "The Politics of Everyday Fear" addresses questions raised by the saturation of social space by capitalized fear. Emphasizing the relatively neglected domain of what might be called "ambient" fear - continually rekindled, low-level fear that insinuates itself into people's daily routine, subtly reshaping their lives - "The Politics of Everyday Fear" approaches fear less as a psychological fixation than a fluid mechanism for the social control order of late capitalism. Brian Massumi is the author of "User's Guide to Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Deviations From Deleuze and Guattari" (1992) and with Kenneth Dean of "First and Last Emperors: the Absolute State and the Body of the Despot (1992)". He has translated many books and written many essays on contemporary discourses. This book is intended for undergraduates and graduate students in media studies, interdisciplinary cultural theory, comparative literature, postmodernism, Marxism and post-structuralist media theory.

Preface
Everywhere You Want to Be: Introduction to Fearp. 3
The Broken Linep. 39
Califasp. 41
Liberty Net Computer Bulletin Boardp. 51
Aryan Nations
The Sovereign Policep. 61
Testimonyp. 65
The Gamep. 83
Back to the Witchp. 85
Bodies of Fear: The Films of David Cronenbergp. 113
Good Touches, Bad Touchesp. 139
Poisonp. 143
Censoredp. 171
The Skull of Charlotte Cordayp. 187
The Primal Accidentp. 211
Two Infinities of Riskp. 221
The Forensic Theater: Memory Plays for the Postmortem Conditionp. 229
Shopping Disordersp. 245
Television's Unheimlich Homep. 269
Fear and the Family Sedanp. 285
Telefear: Watching War Newsp. 307
Illustration and Quotation Sourcesp. 323
Contributorsp. 327
Indexp. 331
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780816621637
ISBN-10: 0816621632
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st November 1993
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45

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