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Landscapes of Fear, Yi-Fu Tuan
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Author:    Yi-Fu Tuan

Title:   Landscapes of Fear

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Univ Of Minnesota Press April 2013

ISBN Number:    0816684596 / 9780816684595

Seller ID:   112040

To be human is to experience fear, but what is it exactly that makes us fearful? "Landscapes of Fear"--written immediately after his classic "Space and Place"--is renowned geographer Yi-Fu Tuan's influential exploration of the spaces of fear and of how these landscapes shift during our lives and vary throughout history.

In a series of linked essays that journey broadly across place, time, and cultures, Tuan examines the diverse manifestations and causes of fear in individuals and societies: he describes the horror created by epidemic disease and supernatural visions of witches and ghosts; violence and fear in the country and the city; fears of drought, flood, famine, and disease; and the ways in which authorities devise landscapes of terror to instill fear and subservience in their own populations.

In this groundbreaking work--now with a new preface by the author--Yi-Fu Tuan reaches back into our prehistory to discover what is universal and what is particular in our inheritance of fear. Tuan emphasizes that human fear is a constant; it causes us to draw what he calls our "circles of safety" and at the same time acts as a foundational impetus behind curiosity, growth, and adventure.

Price = 27.50 USD

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