Dr. Frank Furedi is a social commentator and author and emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent in Canterbury. He has written widely on the culture of fear. His studies have dealt with the way that fear has dominated discussions of childhood, health, new technology and food. His studies investigate the interaction between risk consciousness and perceptions of fear, trust relations and social capital in contemporary society. His most recent book is On Tolerance: A Defence of Moral Independence, Continuum Press.
23 May 2013 10:12 AM
This was a horrific act of violence but it's important we don't over-react, says the eminent sociologist and author of Invitation to Terror Frank Furedi
17 May 2013 05:51 PM
You don't need to be a mental health professional to take an interest in the recently published fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
23 April 2013 02:33 PM
It could be argued that policing social media over dealing with anti-social violence is purely to appear to be doing something. And what purpose can Yewtree really serve?
25 March 2013 11:02 AM
The term now implies an abuse of power. And punishment of children is frequently represented as a violation of human rights.
18 March 2013 11:22 AM
Last week the Catholic Archbishop of Durban claimed that paedophilia was a psychological ‘illness, not a criminal condition’
07 March 2013 12:06 PM
Walking with mum and dad on campus used to be seen as a marker for social death. Today parents are everywhere. Why must we infantilise academic life?
12 February 2013 06:00 AM
British society has become so morally distanced from childhood that it has lost the ability to make a moral distinction between it and adulthood
09 November 2012 03:51 PM
As Cameron intervenes in the 'Yid' row to says Spurs fans should be able to use the phrase, we republish this piece from last year
01 October 2012 11:27 AM
A recent Norwegian study found lower divorce rates where most of the housework was carried out by the woman.
Damned Lies and Statistics: untangling numbers from the media, politicians and activists by Joel Best
24 July 2001 12:00 AM
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
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- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27