Culture of fear revisited: risk-taking and the morality of by Frank Füredi

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The way 8 WHAT is DISTINCT ABOUT THE WAY WE FEAR? people interpret such events — an accident or a catastrophe — is processed through the prevailing system of meaning. ' have important implications in how we understand acts of misfortune. Today, such questions are complicated by the fact that Western societies possess a weak sense of shared meaning and therefore often lack a consensus about how to attribute blame and responsibility. The absence of consensus means that the link between cause and negative outcome is continually contested.

OR WAS IT? is the title of a leaflet published by Accident Line, a UK-based organization devoted to encouraging the injured to claim compensation. The leaflet boasts that 'many people who believed at first that their accident could not be blamed on anyone but themselves have gone on to make a successful claim'. Moreover, it assures the injured that 'sometimes you don't even realise that someone or something else is to blame'. Educating people to discover that what they thought was their fault can actually be blamed on someone else seems to be part of the project of purging the idea of an accident from the English language.

1 The relationship between the perception and the real threat of crime is far from evident. On university campuses on both sides of the Atlantic, there is a widely held perception that life has become more and more violent. In fact, this reaction is contradicted by the reality of life on campus. Research shows that in the USA, since 1985, rates of both violent crime and property crime have been falling. 2 The divergence between subjective perception and the actuality of danger constitutes one of the main subjects of discussion among specialists in the field of risk.

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