Summary: Every day, Americans are bombarded with terrifying news about crime, the environment, politics, and the health consequences of the foods we've been enjoying for years. We're judged by social media users, pressured into maintaining a perfect home, and expected to base our self-worth on retweets, faves, likes, and followers. Our collective FOMO (fear of missing out), and the disparity between...
Publisher / Publication Date: Little a 2020
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.4 LAN
Summary: Through a mash-up of poetry, fables, and comic fiction, this beautiful book weaves a narrative of how everyone can become wild and free again. Looking at life through the eyes of Sloth, Bear, Koala, and even Blob Fish, these animals tell the stories of the raw beauty of life on this planet, encouraging people to let go of fear, stick their fingers/paws up at societal pressure, and accept their...
Publisher / Publication Date: Harper One 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 FOS
Contents: The fear epidemic -- Contemporary fear -- Mechanisms of fear -- The politics of danger -- Fear of death -- Disasters : real or imagined -- The topography of worry -- Profiting from fear -- Anthrax -- West Nile virus, smallpox, chemical weapons -- SARS -- Human flu -- Mad cow, bird flu -- The fear counselor -- Treating fear.
Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley & Sons 2005
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.17 SIE
Summary: Leo Braudy, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, has won accolades for revealing the complex and constantly shifting history behind seemingly unchanging ideas of fame, war, and masculinity. Continuing his interest in the history of emotion, this book explores how fear has been shaped into images of monsters and monstrosity. From the...
Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 398 BRA
Summary: Join Dr. Emily Zarka, who studies literature and film through the lens of monsters, as she deconstructs some of the most significant moments in zombie pop culture over the last 200 years to reveal what these creatures say about people. From our fears and conflicts to political uprisings, stories about zombies offer a way to better understand how ultimately, the monster feared the most is...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: 2021
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD E-TV EXH
Summary: In this book the author shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a "slave" crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with its use first as an...
Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1986
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.1 MIN
Summary: An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues.
Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2006
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 301 WHY
Summary: « In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem. Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search...
Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press,  2018