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Virtually everyone agrees that terrorism is defined by its impact on the public it targets. Yet there seems to be very little open discussion about how society has responded to it and how people are affected by it. This is no small gap in our understanding of 21st century terrorism. Invitation to Terror argues that what we need to really worry about is not what terrorists do but how we react to it, citing as an example politicians who claim that "our way of life" is facing an existential threat but find it difficult to explain just what exactly the way of life worth defending is. Western society in its current state of affairs, Furedi posits, simply lacks the necessary cultural and intellectual resources to deal with the threat of terrorism. Invitation to Terror details how as society becomes increasingly apprehensive about the future it has reached the point where it regards itself as a vulnerable target. This defensive response is influenced by many causes, the most important of which is the difficult society has in endowing conflict with meaning. The words used to describe the threat of terrorism -- unimaginable, incomprehensible, unbelievable -- serve to deflect our understanding of the issues at stake. Furedi argues that the problem is not "them" and does not come from "there." It is our problem, and it comes from within. But Furedi's message is ultimately a positive one: it is not difficult to diminish the impact of the threat of terrorism through changing the way we engage with it. Invitation to Terror will help you get started. Invitation to Terror: The Expanding Empire of the Unknown Furedi, Frank, Continuum
2007, ISBN: 9780826499578
204 pages, text in english, Contents, Bibliography, Index, dust cover Halbleinenband Wars and conflicts can be confusing since the main actors are by necessity secretive and duplicitous. However, despite the absence of transparency, it is usually evident who the main protagonists are and what they are fighting about. Frank Furedi argues that Western culture appears to feed off a diet of terror and inadvertently offers its enemies an invitation to be terrorized. The language we use brtrays confusion about the threat we face and therefore undermines our capacity to engage with it. beginning with the question of ""Why do they hate us?"" we find ourselves unsure of who ""they"" are. Even more unsettling is the realization that we are not quite sure of who we are. In this startling and original book Frank Furedi engages with some of the most fundamental questions confronting society today. Versand D: 1,80 EUR, [PU:Continuum London]
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2008, ISBN: 9780826499578
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ISBN (ISBN-10): 0826499570
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