What is distinct about our rules of fear? Frank Furedi

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Leeds Social Sciences Institute

Professor Frank Furedi, Univeristy of Kent

Frank Furedi is Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent in Canterbury. He is author of:
Politics of Fear; Beyond Left and Right (2005)
Where have All The Intellectual Gone; Confronting 21st Century Philistinism (2005)
Therapeutic Culture; Cultivating Vulnerability In An Anxious Age (2004)
Culture of Fear (2002)
Paranoid Parenting (2001)

Furedi’s research is oriented towards the study of the impact of precautionary culture and risk aversion on Western societies. In his books he has explored controversies and panics over issues such as health, children, food and cultural life. His writings express a concern with the prevailing regime of cultural confusion towards risk and security. He is presently engaged in writing a study on the sociology of fear.
Furedi comments on radio and television. His articles are published in the New Scientist, The Guardian, The Independent, The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Express, The Daily Mail, The Wall Street Journal, The Independent on Sunday, The Times, The Sunday Times, Toronto Globe and Mail, The Christian Science Monitor, The Times Higher Education Supplement, The Times Literary Supplement, Harvard Business Review and Die Zeit amongst others.