LIT Verlag

Berlin Münster Wien Zürich London

Andrea Boscoboinik, Hana Horáková (Eds.)

The Anthropology of Fear

Cultures beyond Emotions

Reihe: Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien/Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology/ Etudes d'Anthropologie Sociale de l'Université de Fribourg, Band 41, 2014, broschiert, 256 Seiten

ISBN: 978-3-643-90474-4

Avoiding the lure of a psychological conceptualisation of fear, all chapters in this volume substantiate the criticism towards specific postmodern trends in anthropology that would rather focus on the individual dimension of fear, thus missing its social aspects. Fear cannot and must not be reduced to an emotional phenomenon, but must rather be regarded by anthropologists as the prime mover of rational management in dangerous or risky situations. The various forms of fear appear to be shaped by societies.
(Christian Giordano, University of Fribourg)

Andrea Boscoboinik teaches social anthropology at the University of Fribourg / Switzerland.

Hana Horáková teaches social anthropology at the Metropolitan University Prague and the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic.


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