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Social Theory of Fear

Terror, Torture, and Death in a Post-Capitalist World

Authors: Skoll, G.

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A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. In the current crisis of the capitalist world system, elites promote fear of crime and terrorism to keep and expand their privileges and control the masses. This book offers an analysis of the crisis and strategies for rebellion.
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GEOFFREY R. SKOLL is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Buffalo State College, USA.

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" Social Theory of Fear represents an important theoretical synthesis, bringing together various and interdependent strands of social theory (including the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, Peircean semiotics, and World Systems Theory) in a new, interesting, and enlightening way. Geoffrey R. Skoll s work represents what is best in contemporary critical theory, echoing themes in postmodern theorists like Zizek and Badiou. But Skoll refashions postmodern philosophy, refracting it through a sociological imagination shaped by American semiotic pragmatism. This combination of critical semiotics and political economy makes for a unique contribution to our theoretical traditions. Skoll's interdisciplinary work will interest any reader concerned with the central theoretical and practical problems facing the contemporary world system." - Graham Cassano, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, Oakland University, Book Review Editor, Critical Sociology , and editor of Class Struggle on the Homefront: Work, Conflict, and Exploitation in the Household


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-22

    Skoll, Geoffrey R.

  • Capitalism’s Collapse

    Pages 23-39

    Skoll, Geoffrey R.

  • States and Social Control

    Pages 41-61

    Skoll, Geoffrey R.

  • Law and Terror

    Pages 63-78

    Skoll, Geoffrey R.

  • Terror, Law, and Torture

    Pages 79-96

    Skoll, Geoffrey R.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Theory of Fear
Book Subtitle
Terror, Torture, and Death in a Post-Capitalist World
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11263-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230112636
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 234
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