A Cultural History
By (author) Professor Joanna Bourke
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Fear by Professor Joanna Bourke
Book DescriptionFear 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 DetailsISBN: 9781844081561
(198mm x 134mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Joanna Bourke
Story of Pain, Paperback (February 2017)
The story of pain and suffering since the eighteenth century. Prize-winning historian Joanna Bourke charts how our understanding of pain (and how to cope with it) has changed completely over the last three centuries.
Wounding the World, Paperback (July 2015)
Joanna Bourke explores the way that violence and war impinge on the everyday world.
What it Means to be Human, Paperback (March 2013)
Fiercely intelligent, always provocative, Joanna Bourke turns to the subject of the human animal
Rape, Paperback (July 2008)» View all books by Professor Joanna Bourke
* A fascinating, thought-provoking book on the emotive subject of rape from the highly acclaimed author of FEAR. 'Joanna Bourke is a talented young historian' SUNDAY TIMES. Now out in paperback
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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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