Frank Furedi is an Associate of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, University of Kent and Visiting Professor, Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London.
During the past 15 years Furedi’s studies have been devoted to an exploration of the cultural developments that influence the construction of contemporary risk consciousness. During the past decade his research has been oriented towards the way that risk and uncertainty is managed by contemporary culture. He has published widely about controversies relating to issues such as health, parenting children, food and new technology. His Invitation To Terror; Expanding the Empire of the Unknown (2007) explores the way in which the threat of terrorism has become amplified through the ascendancy of possibilistic thinking. It develops the arguments contained in two previous books The Culture of Fear (2003) and Paranoid Parenting (2001). Both of these works investigate the interaction between risk consciousness and perceptions of fear, trust relations and social capital in contemporary society. At present he is working on a study of the cultural history of authority and public opinion. His book On Tolerance: In Defence of Moral Independence is published in September.
A full list of publications that have carried his articles can be found on his official website.
Sunday 2 November 2008, 12.45pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Saturday 12 July 2008, 11.00am Norton Rose LLP
The growth of China - threat or opportunity?
Saturday 1 November 2008, 11.30am Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
The Battle for Truth
Saturday 1 November 2008, 4.30pm Upper Gulbenkian
Capitalism – what is it good for?
On Tolerance: The Life Style Wars: A Defence of Moral Independence (Continuum, 2011)
Wasted: Why Education is Not Educating (Continuum, 2009)
Invitation to Terror: The Expanding Empire of the Unknown (Continuum, 2007)
Where Have All the Intellectual Gone? Confronting 21st Century Philistinism (Continuum, 2005)
"...invigorating, absorbing, and highly educative - delicious and nourishing food for thought..."
Prof AC Grayling, philosopher