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The Resource Fortress America : how we embraced fear and abandoned democracy, Elaine Tyler May

Fortress America : how we embraced fear and abandoned democracy, Elaine Tyler May

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Fortress America : how we embraced fear and abandoned democracy
Title
Fortress America
Title remainder
how we embraced fear and abandoned democracy
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Tyler May
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For the last sixty years, fear has seeped into every area of American life: Americans own more guns than citizens of any other country, sequester themselves in gated communities, and retreat from public spaces. And yet, crime rates have plummeted, making life in America safer than ever. Why, then, are Americans so afraid-and where does this fear lead to? In this remarkable work of social history, Elaine Tyler May demonstrates how our obsession with security has made citizens fear each other and distrust the government, making America less safe and less democratic. Fortress America charts the rise of a muscular national culture, undercutting the common good. Instead of a thriving democracy of engaged citizens, we have become a paranoid, bunkered, militarized, and divided vigilante nation
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fortress America : how we embraced fear and abandoned democracy, Elaine Tyler May
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Gimme shelter: security in the atomic age -- The color of danger: from red to black -- Vigilante virtue: fantasy, reality, and the law -- Women: victims or villains? -- Locked up America: self-incarceration and the illusion of security -- Epilogue
Control code
sky2ocm89457540
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages:
Isbn
9780465055920
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017023376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;
Label
Fortress America : how we embraced fear and abandoned democracy, Elaine Tyler May
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Gimme shelter: security in the atomic age -- The color of danger: from red to black -- Vigilante virtue: fantasy, reality, and the law -- Women: victims or villains? -- Locked up America: self-incarceration and the illusion of security -- Epilogue
Control code
sky2ocm89457540
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages:
Isbn
9780465055920
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017023376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;

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