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

Abramsky, Sasha, (author.).

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  • 3 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Benton Co PL - Fowler 302 ABR (Text) 34044000926541 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 302.12 ABR (Text) 36626103880852 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/21/2017
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 302.12 ABR (Text) 34330513153677 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 302.1209 ABR (Text) 78551000533146 Non-Fiction Checked out 01/08/2018
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 302.1209 ABR (Text) 30032010705074 NEW ADULT Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781568585192
  • ISBN: 1568585195
  • Physical Description: ix, 324 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Nation Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-307) and index.
Summary, etc.: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Social perception > United States.
Risk > United States > Sociological aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General.

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