El miedo: la más política de las pasiones Argentina y México, siglos XVIII-XX

Ciudad de México: Instituto de Investifaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (Serie: Colección Historia Política), 2021. First Edition. Paperback. 210p., photos, facsimiles, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #78732
ISBN: 9786078793297

"El Miedo" is a book of political fear, the most political of passions, as Thomas Hobbes affirms. Rather, political fears, in the plural. The central theme of this volume is the fears that overwhelm the conscience, understood as perceptions of possible damage, resulting from the threats of insecurity, helplessness and violence that coercion, rebellion, anarchy and war bring. He considers political fears that bring order and preserve balance, or that paralyze; fears that organize and structure, or that generate more violence; intimate and collective fears that create attitudes, drive and mobilize, or that unleash social protests. He explores political fears that allow polarizing and making a situation governable; fears that are used by the authority and the elites as an instrument of government and social control,

This volume is made up of six chapters with two case studies inscribed in a time frame that goes from the 18th century to the middle of the 20th century ; some located in New Spain and Mexico, others in Argentina. All of them are animated by the interest in learning more about these fears, in identifying their place in history and in approaching their forms, the way in which they are experienced, transmitted and used.

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