• Political Science

Fear

Trump in the White House
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150117553X
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
View: 4346
“Explosive.”—The Washington Post “Devastating.”—The New Yorker “Unprecedented.”—CNN THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office.

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

Fear

Understanding and Accepting the Insecurities of Life
Author: Osho
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250027470
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 192
View: 3210
A journey through what makes human beings afraid, into a new relationship with our fears In Fear: Understanding and Accepting the Insecurities of Life, Osho takes the reader step by step over the range of what makes human beings afraid—from the reflexive "fight or flight" response to physical danger to the rational and irrational fears of the mind and its psychology. Only by bringing the light of understanding into fear's dark corners, he says, airing out closets and opening windows, and looking under the bed to see if a monster is really living there, can we begin to venture outside the boundaries of our comfort zone and learn to live with, and even enjoy, the fundamental insecurity of being alive. Fear ends with a series of meditation experiments designed to help readers experience a new relationship with fear and to begin to see fears not as stumbling blocks, but as stepping stones to greater self-awareness and trust.

    • History

Fear

Across the Disciplines
Author: Jan Plamper,Benjamin Lazier
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 082297813X
Category: History
Page: 248
View: 6172
This volume provides a cross-disciplinary examination of fear, that most unruly of our emotions, by offering a broad survey of the psychological, biological, and philosophical basis of fear in historical and contemporary contexts. The contributors, leading figures in clinical psychology, neuroscience, the social sciences, and the humanities, consider categories of intentionality, temporality, admixture, spectacle, and politics in evaluating conceptions of fear. Individual chapters treat manifestations of fear in the mass panic of the stock market crash of 1929, as spectacle in warfare and in horror films, and as a political tool to justify security measures in the wake of terrorist acts. They also describe the biological and evolutionary roots of fear, fear as innate versus learned behavior in both humans and animals, and conceptions of human “passions” and their self-mastery from late antiquity to the early modern era. Additionally, the contributors examine theories of intentional and non-intentional reactivity, the process of fear-memory coding, and contemporary psychology’s emphasis on anxiety disorders. Overall, the authors point to fear as a dense and variable web of responses to external and internal stimuli. Our thinking about these reactions is just as complex. In response, this volume opens a dialogue between science and the humanities to afford a more complete view of an emotion that has shaped human behavior since time immemorial.

    • History

Fear

A Cultural History
Author: Joanna Bourke
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 9781593761134
Category: History
Page: 500
View: 4347
Fear -- the word, itself, conjures the appropriate response. With a dark cacophony of associations like fright, dread, horror, panic, alarm, anxiety, and terror, fear is universally understood as one of the most basic and powerful of human emotions, obtaining a nearly palpable and overwhelming substance in today's world. In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed historian and prize-winning author Joanna Bourke covers the landscape of fear over the past two hundred years: From the nineteenth century dread of being buried alive -- a subject dear to the heart of Edgar Allen Poe -- to the current worry over being able to die when one chooses; from the diagnoses of phobias and anxieties produced by psychotherapists and lovingly catalogued, to the role of popular culture and media in inciting panic and dread; from the horrors of the nuclear age to the fear of twenty-first century terrorism, Fear tells the story of anguish in modern times. A blend of social and cultural history with psychology, philosophy, and popular science, this astonishing book -- exhaustively researched and beautifully written -- offers strikingly original insights into the mind and worldview of the "long twentieth century” from one of the most brilliant scholars of our time.

    • Philosophy

Fear

The History of a Political Idea
Author: Corey Robin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195157024
Category: Philosophy
Page: 316
View: 2386
Documents the growing fascination with political danger and disaster, reexamines fear's modern interpreters including Hobbes and Tocqueville, and offers an antidote to the culture of fear.

    • Science

Fear

Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life
Author: Rachel Pain,Susan Smith
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754649663
Category: Science
Page: 256
View: 706
Through scares ranging from cot death, juvenile crime, internet porn, asylum seekers, dirty bombs and avian flu, we are bombarded with messages about emerging risks. Through new theories and new research findings, this book builds together a coherent argu

    • Business & Economics

Mastering Fear

A Navy SEAL's Guide
Author: Brandon Webb,John David Mann
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525533575
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 4168
From New York Times bestselling author and former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb comes a simple yet powerful five-step guide to transforming your life by making your fears work for you instead of against you. Brandon Webb has run life-threatening missions in the world's worst trouble spots, whether that meant jumping out of airplanes, taking down hostile ships on the open sea, or rolling prisoners in the dead of night in the mountains of Afghanistan. As a Navy SEAL, he learned how to manage the natural impulse to panic in the face of terrifying situations. As media CEO and national television commentator, he has learned how to apply those same skills in civilian life. Drawing on his experiences in combat and business, along with colorful anecdotes from his vast network of super-achiever friends from astronauts to billionaires, Webb shows how people from all walks of life can stretch and transcend their boundaries and learn to use their fears as fuel to achieve more than they ever thought possible. "Fear can be a set of manacles, holding you prisoner," writes Webb. "Or it can be a slingshot, catapulting you on to greatness." The key, says Webb, is not to fight fear or try to beat it back, but to embrace and harness it. In the process, rather than being your adversary, your fear becomes a secret weapon that allows you to triumph in even the most adverse situations. In Mastering Fear, Webb and his bestselling coauthor John David Mann break this transformation down into five practical steps, creating a must-read manual for anyone looking for greater courage and mastery in their lives.

    • Depressed persons

Fear


Author: David Daish
Publisher: Authors On Line Ltd
ISBN: 9780755201105
Category: Depressed persons
Page: 52
View: 9053
In 1972 David Daish was a shy, sensitive eighteen year old. He suffered a chronic nervous breakdown and describes this harrowing experience in a moving and poignant account at a time when treatment was almost impossible to come by. This is a truthful and detailed story of stark fear, anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, culminating in a complete transformation of the author's life.

    • Performing Arts

Fear of the Dark

'race', Gender and Sexuality in the Cinema
Author: Lola Young
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415097093
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 222
View: 5818
Studies of the portrayal of black people in film have tended to be studies for the ideological correctness of the depictions of black people and the extent to which they rely on stereotypes. By closely examining films such as Sapphire (1959), Leo the Last (1969), Black Joy (1977), Playing Away (1986) and Mona Lisa (1987) and situating them in their historical and social context, Fear of the Dark develops a particualar critical perspective on the film portrayal of black female sexuality and questions the extent to which black film makers have challenged stereotypes.

    • History

Societies of Fear

The Legacy of Civil War, Violence and Terror in Latin America
Author: Kees Koonings,Dirk Krujit
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781856497671
Category: History
Page: 335
View: 1036
Latin America is in the grip of a double challenge--coping with what may be the worst economic crisis since the 1930s and the huge problems of poverty and inequality this has produced, while simultaneously consolidating its democratic transition, trying to recover from the traumas of many years of authoritarian rule and state terror. This superb collection of original scholarship and historical and analytical overviews examines a subject that has received too little attention--the legacy of past conflict, violence and terror in all the most important countries of South and Central America. This volume is ideal for scholars concerned with Latin American society and politics generally, and civil-military relations, peace-building and good governance in particular.

    • Psychology

The Art of Fear

Why Conquering Fear Won't Work and What to Do Instead
Author: Kristen Ulmer
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062423436
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
View: 712
A revolutionary guide to acknowledging fear and developing the tools we need to build a healthy relationship with this confusing emotion—and use it as a positive force in our lives. We all feel fear. Yet we are often taught to ignore it, overcome it, push past it. But to what benefit? This is the essential question that guides Kristen Ulmer’s remarkable exploration of our most misunderstood emotion in The Art of Fear. Once recognized as the best extreme skier in the world (an honor she held for twelve years), Ulmer knows fear well. In this conversation-changing book, she argues that fear is not here to cause us problems—and that in fact, the only true issue we face with fear is our misguided reaction to it (not the fear itself). Rebuilding our experience with fear from the ground up, Ulmer starts by exploring why we’ve come to view it as a negative. From here, she unpacks fear and shows it to be just one of 10,000 voices that make up our reality, here to help us come alive alongside joy, love, and gratitude. Introducing a mindfulness tool called “Shift,” Ulmer teaches readers how to experience fear in a simpler, more authentic way, transforming our relationship with this emotion from that of a draining battle into one that’s in line with our true nature. Influenced by Ulmer’s own complicated relationship with fear and her over 15 years as a mindset facilitator, The Art of Fear will reconstruct the way we react to and experience fear—empowering us to easily and permanently address the underlying cause of our fear-based problems, and setting us on course to live a happier, more expansive future.

    • Literary Criticism

Fear and Temptation

The Image of the Indigene in Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand Literatures
Author: Terry Goldie
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773511026
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 271
View: 1073
In Fear and Temptation, Terry Goldie reveals the striking similarity of images of native peoples in the white literature of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Goldie shows this by examining more than 350 texts, from the narratives of early explorers to the fiction, poetry, and drama of later periods.

    • History

Fear in Early Modern Society


Author: William G. Naphy,Penny Roberts
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719052057
Category: History
Page: 245
View: 7096
Fear of fire, flood, plague, invasion by the infidel, purgatory, death, witchcraft - these are just some of the fears that plagued the early modern world which are dealt with in this fascinating well-integrated collection of essays, based on extensive and ground-breaking new research. Drawing on British and Continental examples, the volume explores the panoply of personal and communal tragedies which tormented and terrified both elite and popular communities in this period, and shows how they formed strategies for dealing both practically and psychologically with their fears; it tells of the creation of the first fire service in France, of dog-massacres in times of plague in England, and of flood emergency plans in Holland.

    • Religion

Smile at Fear

Awakening the True Heart of Bravery
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834821484
Category: Religion
Page: 144
View: 3381
Many of us, without even realizing it, are dominated by fear. We might be aware of some of our fears—perhaps we are afraid of public speaking, of financial hardship, or of losing a loved one. Chögyam Trungpa shows us that most of us suffer from a far more pervasive fearfulness: fear of ourselves. We feel ashamed and embarrassed to look at our feelings or acknowledge our styles of thinking and acting; we don’t want to face the reality of our moment-to-moment experience. It is this fear that keeps us trapped in cycles of suffering, despair, and distress. Chögyam Trungpa offers us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. Drawing on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. "The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are," writes Chögyam Trungpa. In this book he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.

    • Social Science

Landscapes of Fear


Author: Yi-Fu Tuan
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307819027
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 5919
To be human is to experience fear, but what is it exactly that makes us fearful? Here is one geographer’s striking exploration of our landscapes of fear as they change throughout our lives and have changed throughout history. Yi-fu Tuan investigates landscapes of the natural environment which are threatening, and landscapes filled with the dark imageries of the mind; fears of drought, flood, famine, and disease, shared by all members of a community, and fears of the particular ghosts which haunt the individual imagination. In this lucidly-written, ground-breaking survey, Professor Tuan delves into many cultures and reaches back into our prehistory to discover what is universal and what is particular in our inheritance of fear. Starting with fear in animals, he raises and explores a variety of questions: What is specifically human about fear? Is there or has there ever been a “fearless” society? Professor Tuan examines the most specific forms fear takes in the mind of the child, among hunters and agriculturists, inside the walls of a medieval Chinese city, among Navaho Indians and American immigrants. He explores the ways in which authorities create landscapes of terror to instill fear in their own populations; and he probes that most basic of all contradictions between the need for human security and the fear of human nature. Professor Tuan particularly emphasizes how, in coping with fears of enemies, strangers, the insane, wolves, wind, witches, mountains, dragons, rain, or the terror that the universe itself might crumble, humans respond adventurously by creating “shelters,” ranging from fairy tales to cosmological myths. We watch as human beings continually draw and redraw their “circles of safety,” never feeling entirely at peace within them.

    • Fiction

Fear

The gripping psychological thriller that has everyone talking
Author: Dirk Kurbjuweit
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140917204X
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 5791
READ THE MOST CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER OF 2018: 'You'll never see your neighbours in the same light again' OBSERVER 'Beautifully written, frightening and absorbing' THE TIMES 'As intellectually stimulating as it is gripping *****' DAILY TELEGRAPH '[An] uncomfortably close-to-home thriller' - SUNDAY TIMES 'Something we've not see before in contemporary crime fiction' GUARDIAN 'Takes you right into the heart of darkness' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'There's a twist at the end that is worth waiting for' INDEPENDENT 'A terrifying study of a family threatened by the tenant living downstairs' WOMAN&HOME 'If you liked WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, try FEAR' - BBC NEWS 'This creepy tale of obsession will make you wonder 'what would I do?' SUNDAY MIRROR 'A gripping tale of domestic terror' IRISH TIMES 'A must have new read' DAILY EXPRESS You'd die for your family. But would you kill for them? Family is everything. So what if yours was being terrorised by a neighbour - a man who doesn't listen to reason, whose actions become more erratic and sinister with each passing day? You go to the police, but they can't help you. You become afraid to leave your family at home alone. But there's nothing more you can do to protect them. Is there? FEAR is the most original thriller of 2018 - for fans of LULLABY, THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL and THE GUILTY WIFE. ************ What people are saying about FEAR: 'I'm intrigued by Dirk Kurbjuweit's novel FEAR, about a stalker living downstairs' - LIONEL SHRIVER, THE OBSERVER 'Brilliantly done to play on every parents' deepest fears' - FIONA BARTON, bestselling author of THE WIDOW 'Thought-provoking, intelligent and genuinely chilling' - ELIZABETH HAYNES, author of INTO THE DARKEST CORNER 'A terrific, original thriller - I loved it' JOANNE HARRIS 'FEAR makes us sympathetic to violent revenge, accessories to murder' - HERMAN KOCH, author of THE DINNER 'I loved it. So rich and claustrophobic' - RENEE KNIGHT, author of DISCLAIMER 'The most original thriller of the year' - NETGALLEY 'Expertly constructed, highly entertaining and thought-provoking' - Cloggie, Amazon reviewer 'If you're looking for a thriller with psychological insight, I highly recommend this one' - Marjorie, Amazon reviewer 'Not your usual thriller' - Fiona, Amazon reviewer ------------------------- FEAR is translated from the German by Imogen Taylor

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Fear

Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe
Author: Peter Godwin
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316123315
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 6350
Journalist Peter Godwin has covered wars. As a soldier, he's fought them. But nothing prepared him for the surreal mix of desperation and hope he encountered when he returned to Zimbabwe, his broken homeland. Godwin arrived as Robert Mugabe, the country's dictator for 30 years, has finally lost an election. Mugabe's tenure has left Zimbabwe with the world's highest rate of inflation and the shortest life span. Instead of conceding power, Mugabe launched a brutal campaign of terror against his own citizens. With foreign correspondents banned, and he himself there illegally, Godwin was one of the few observers to bear witness to this period the locals call The Fear. He saw torture bases and the burning villages but was most awed as an observer of not only simple acts of kindness but also churchmen and diplomats putting their own lives on the line to try to stop the carnage. THE FEAR is a book about the astonishing courage and resilience of a people, armed with nothing but a desire to be free, who challenged a violent dictatorship. It is also the deeply personal and ultimately uplifting story of a man trying to make sense of the country he can't recognize as home.

    • Fear

Vaccination

A Business Based on Fear
Author: Gerhard Buchwald
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3833401621
Category: Fear
Page: 326
View: 1900

    • Science

Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity


Author: Michael Kinch
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681778203
Category: Science
Page: 360
View: 1875
A smart and compelling examination of the science of immunity, the public policy implications of vaccine denial, and the real-world outcomes of failing to vaccinate. If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing—cases of measles, mumps, rubella, and whooping cough cropping up everywhere from elementary schools to Ivy League universities because a select group of parents refuse to vaccinate their children. Between Hope and Fear tells the remarkable story of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and their social and political implications. While detailing the history of vaccine invention, Kinch reveals the ominous reality that our victories against vaccine-preventable diseases are not permanent—and could easily be undone. In the tradition of John Barry’s The Great Influenza and Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies, Between Hope and Fear relates the remarkable intersection of science, technology and disease that has helped eradicate many of the deadliest plagues known to man.

    • Psychology

The Psychology of Fear and Stress


Author: Jeffrey Alan Gray
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521270984
Category: Psychology
Page: 422
View: 6192