The New Age of Suspicion

Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre & Fabienne Brion, The New Age of Suspicion, Politics of Anxiety, Andrea Zevnik, Emmy Eklundh & Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet (eds.), Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

When suspicion governs security agencies’ scripts and practices, permeates political discourse and ordinary daily practices it produces an anxious alertness that perpetuate rather than mitigates past, present and potential fear. The complex ways in which we have collectively become embedded in risk assessment technologies and generalised forms of suspicion towards unfamiliar persons, undesirable people and menacing outsiders have reinforced social fragmentation and the dangers of polarisation and exclusion (read more)…

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