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The Resource Jumping at shadows : the triumph of fear and the end of the American dream, Sasha Abramsky

Jumping at shadows : the triumph of fear and the end of the American dream, Sasha Abramsky

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Jumping at shadows : the triumph of fear and the end of the American dream
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Jumping at shadows
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the triumph of fear and the end of the American dream
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Sasha Abramsky
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Triumph of fear and the end of the American dream
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eng
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"Why does a disease that killed only a handful of Americans like ebola provoke panic, but the flu--which kills tens of thousands each year--is dismissed with a yawn? Why is an unarmed young black woman who knocks on a stranger's front door to ask for help after her car breaks down perceived to be so threatening that the stranger shoots her dead? In Jumping at Shadows, Sasha Abramsky sets his sights on America's most dangerous epidemic: irrational fear. In this meditation on the paralyzing terror Americans feel when confronted with something they don't understand--from foreigners to tropical viruses to universal health care--Abramsky delivers an eye-opening analysis of our misconceptions about risk and threats, and how our brains interpret them, both at a neurological level and at a conscious one. What emerges is a journey through a political and cultural landscape that is defined by our fears, which are often misplaced. Ultimately, Abramsky shows that our fears can teach us a great deal about our society, exposing our deeply ingrained racism, classism, xenophobia, and susceptibility to the toxic messages of demagogues"--
Summary
Sasha Abramsky's searing account of America's most dangerous epidemic: irrational fear. Taking readers on a dramatic journey through a divided nation, where everything from immigration to disease, gun control to health care has become fodder for fearmongers and conspiracists, he delivers an eye-popping analysis of our misconceptions about risk and threats
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10578791
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Abramsky, Sasha
Dewey number
302/.120973
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Social perception
  • Risk
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Risk
  • Social perception
  • United States
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adult
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the triumph of fear and the end of the American dream
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Jumping at shadows : the triumph of fear and the end of the American dream, Sasha Abramsky
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-307) and index
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volume
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nc
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Ciguatoxin -- Cloud cuckoo clocks -- They all want to kill us -- Laws for the limbic system -- Egosyntonia -- The business of fear -- All they didn't do was hang him from a noose -- Not quite human -- Drilling for disaster -- Strange fruit under the mesquite trees -- When fear doesn't win
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ocn968771541
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 324 pages
Isbn
9781568585192
Lccn
2017012751
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)968771541
Label
Jumping at shadows : the triumph of fear and the end of the American dream, Sasha Abramsky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ciguatoxin -- Cloud cuckoo clocks -- They all want to kill us -- Laws for the limbic system -- Egosyntonia -- The business of fear -- All they didn't do was hang him from a noose -- Not quite human -- Drilling for disaster -- Strange fruit under the mesquite trees -- When fear doesn't win
Control code
ocn968771541
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 324 pages
Isbn
9781568585192
Lccn
2017012751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968771541

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