Virtual Event: Historicizing Fear with Travis D. Boyce & Winsome M. Chunnu
Old Firehouse Books is excited to be hosting co-editors Travis D. Boyce and Winsome M. Chunnu. They will be discussing their new book, Historicizing Fear: Ignorance, Vilification, and Othering, live on our Facebook page this Tuesday, July 14th at 6pm MST.
We hope you'll tune in an join us for this thoughtful and eye-opening discussion. You can purchase a copy of the book here: https://upcolorado.com/university-press-of-colorado/item/3754-historicizing-fear
Historicizing Fear is a historical interrogation of the use of fear as a tool to vilify and persecute groups and individuals from a global perspective, offering an unflinching look at racism, fearful framing, oppression, and marginalization across human history. The book examines fear and Othering from a historical context, providing a better understanding of how power and oppression are used in the present day.
Timely, provocative, and rigorously researched, Historicizing Fear shows how the Othering of members of different ethnic groups has been used to propagate fear and social tension, justify state violence, and prevent groups or individuals from gaining equality. Broadening the context of how fear of the Other can be used as a propaganda tool, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of history, anthropology, political science, popular culture, critical race issues, social justice, and ethnic studies, as well as the general reader concerned with the fearful framing prevalent in politics.