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By Professor Joanna Bourke

Fear

A Cultural History

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Fear by Professor Joanna Bourke

Book Description

Fear is one of the most basic and most powerful of all the human emotions. Sometimes it is hauntingly specific: flames searing patterns on the ceiling, a hydrogen bomb, a terrorist. More often, anxiety overwhelms us from some source within: there is an irrational panic about venturing outside, a dread of failure, a premonition of doom. In this astonishing book we encounter the fears and anxieties of hundreds of British and American men, women and children. From fear of the crowd to agoraphobia, from battle experiences to fear of nuclear attack, from cancer to AIDS, this is an utterly original insight into the mindset of the twentieth century from one of most brilliant historians and thinkers of our time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844081578
ISBN-10: 1844081575
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 17-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Wounding the World by Professor Joanna Bourke Wounding the World, Paperback (July 2015)

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Rape by Professor Joanna Bourke Rape, Paperback (July 2008)

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Author Biography - Professor Joanna Bourke

Joanna Bourke is a professor of history at Birkbeck College in London. Her book An Intimate History of Killing received critical acclaim, winning the Wolfson History Prize

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