Fear (2005) explores how fear has shaped cities, parenting, and culture over the past centuries. From the role of fear in war and sickness, to the design of public buildings and the response to the threat of nuclear power, these blinks give us the historical context we need to understand the nature of fear in contemporary society.
Joanna Bourke is a professor of history at the University of London specializing in the history of warfare, and gender and class relations. Her other works include Wounding the World and Working Class Cultures in Britain.
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