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Crisis and Terror in the Age of Anxiety

9/11, the Global Financial Crisis and ISIS

Authors: Howie, Luke, Campbell, Perri

  • Leads an interdisciplinary debate on how global events have irreparably altered young peoples’ futures
  • Identifies young people's feelings of doubt when faced with current global events, and argues for a different future
  • Deals with anxiety in the contexts of the disasters of the 21st century – the GFC and rise of ISIS
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About this book

This book confronts the issues young people face growing up in the confusion and anxiety of today’s highly global society. Young people face their futures consumed with feelings of doubt, uncertainty and ambivalence. The Global Financial Crisis and the rise of the Islamic State means young people are transitioning into adulthood in a time that we call an age of anxiety. They may be the first generation to have fewer opportunities than their parents yet, despite this, they are learning to imagine other kinds of futures. These are futures where economic collapse provides opportunities for entrepreneurialism and innovation, where Islamic State does not need to pose a clear and present danger, and where political action provides hope for a better world. Dealing with the current political and economic climate and progressive campaigns such as Black Lives Matter, Howie and Campbell tackle some of the biggest threats to the future of society. An innovative and wide-reaching study, this book will be of particular interest to scholars of human geography, disaster studies, politics, and sociology.

About the authors

Luke Howie is in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University, Australia. He is author of Witnesses to Terror (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) as well as numerous books and articles exploring the meanings and consequences of terrorism and the Global Financial Crisis and its representation in pop-culture.   Perri Campbell is an Alfred Deakin Research Fellow at Deakin University, Australia. She is author of Digital Selves (Common Ground, 2015) and has published widely in critical youth studies fields including young women and the Iraq War, and young people in Occupy and Black Lives Matter. 

Reviews

“Howie and Campbell present an excellent interdisciplinary critical analysis of the 'big moments' that have been foundational in the production of what they rightly call the 'anxiety-provoking twenty-first century'. Something of a rarity, the text is as authoritative as it is wide ranging, drawing on with multiple theoretical perspectives and grappling with literatures beyond the academy that researchers far too often seem to ignore. The authors' accounts of their various research projects illuminates a tangible sense of life at the sharp end of this age of anxiety, but still paints a picture of a future where anxiety need not be the base line.” (Dr Steven Roberts, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Imagining a Future of Crisis, Terror and Anxiety

    Howie, Luke (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Anxiety, Violence and the Social World

    Howie, Luke (et al.)

    Pages 23-46

  • Precarious Futures: Young People and the Global Financial Crisis

    Howie, Luke (et al.)

    Pages 47-71

  • Guerrilla Selfhood: Imagining Entrepreneurial Futures

    Howie, Luke (et al.)

    Pages 73-93

  • Responsiveness and Re-imagining the Future with Occupy and Black Lives Matter

    Howie, Luke (et al.)

    Pages 95-121

Buy this book

eBook £51.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51629-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £65.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51628-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crisis and Terror in the Age of Anxiety
Book Subtitle
9/11, the Global Financial Crisis and ISIS
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51629-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51629-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51628-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 246
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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