Fear, Alleged Cultural Implications and Reality


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Fear, Alleged Cultural Implications and Reality
An article on landscape adjustment in a London suburb has drawn too much from what is said to be fieldwork, the authors stressing a “heritage of fear in landscape in the Western imagination, at least {that} has a considerable history.” (Gold & Revill: 2003: 45) The reader notices the article’s discussion of very human, even universal concerns for security, as seen in most societies, as somewhat paranoid and elitist. The Great Wall of China or ubiquitous forts about the world are not results of a Western paranoid imagination.
That the culture and personality of the present is fearful is extrapolated from a range of theory. For instance, the authors refer to ‘common’ elements...
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