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dc.contributor.authorFernández Morales, Marta
dc.contributor.authorMenéndez Menéndez, María Isabel 
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-01T10:40:43Z
dc.date.available2018-02-01T10:40:43Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2386-3935
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10259/4720
dc.description.abstractInserted in the ongoing discussion about the post-9/11 cultural archive, this paper analyzes the TV series Person of Interest (CBS, 2011–2016), created by Jonathan Nolan, through Frank Furedi’s theories about the discursive formation of fear as presented in his texts Politics of Fear. Beyond Left and Right (2005), Invitation to Terror. The Expanding Empire of the Unknown (2007), The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is the ‘Culture of Fear’ Itself (2007), and Precautionary Culture and the Rise of Possibilistic Risk Assessment (2009). We make these works converse with several American and European sociological views, offering a transnational perspective over the issues at hand. With an interdisciplinary approach and with a critical-cultural methodology supported by selected instances from the first four seasons of the show, we argue that, despite timid hints at a critique of the flawed American democracy, the show feeds into an ever-growing array of media proposals of a citizenship based on precaution, contributing to the reinforcement of the post-9/11 atmosphere of fear through a logic predicated on inevitability and a deflated sense of agency on the part of common people that discourages practices of resistance.en
dc.description.sponsorshipSpanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (National 2013-2016 Research & Development Program. Reference: FFI2014-55781-Ren
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherUniversidad Complutense de Madriden
dc.relation.ispartofComplutense Journal of English Studies. 2016, V. 24, p. 7-23en
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectPost-9/11 TVen
dc.subjectfearen
dc.subjectprecautionary cultureen
dc.subjectinevitabilityen
dc.subjectagencyen
dc.titleThe discourse of fear in american TV fiction: a furedian reading of person of interesten
dc.typeArtículo
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5209/CJES.51449
dc.identifier.doi10.5209/CJES.51449
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MINECO/FFI2014-55781-R
dc.type.hasVersioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionen


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