Where is the Novelty in our current 'Age of Anxiety'?

Wilkinson, Iain M. (1999) Where is the Novelty in our current 'Age of Anxiety'? European Journal of Social Theory, 2 (4). pp. 445-467. ISSN 1368-4310. (doi:10.1177/13684319922224608) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article critically investigates the presumption that we are living in a qualitatively new 'age of anxiety'. It suggests that most sociologists who address this topic have so far failed to recognize the analytical complexity of the condition of anxiety itself. By examining the possibility of establishing sociological indicators of the prevalence and character of anxiety in contemporary societies, the author argues that the 'sociological imagination' has yet to provide a sufficient account of the interrelationship between representations of social problems in the public sphere and the variety of anxieties which individuals may encounter in their 'personal troubles of milieu'. © 1999 Sage Publications: London.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/13684319922224608
Uncontrolled keywords: anxiety, culture, media, risk, stress
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2013 12:37 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37442 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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