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“Fear Rules: What is Distinctive About 21st Century Fear?”

Sept. 20, 2007
7:30 p.m. Lecture
Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center

Frank Furedi
Professor of Sociology
University of Kent 

Sociologist Frank Furedi is an internationally recognized expert on fear in our broader culture. His recent research focuses on the way that risk and uncertainty is managed by contemporary culture. In particular, his work reveals the way that fear has come to dominate public discussions in Western societies.

Dr. Furedi’s book Therapy Culture: Cultivating Vulnerability In an Uncertain Age (2004) explores the ascendancy of the therapeutic imagination. It develops the arguments contained in two previous books The Culture of Fear (2003) and Paranoid Parenting (2001). His most recent book, Politics of Fear: Beyond Left and Right (2005), explores the crisis of meaning afflicting public life.  

You may search the Todd Wehr Library catalog for a selection of books available by Frank Furedi. Books are also available to purchase after the lecture and at the St. Norbert College bookstore. 

>> Read Furedi’s reflections on his visit to St. Norbert College