of articles by Frank Furedi: 2000 - 2003
The downsizing of
Critical Review of International Social
and Political Philosophy, Winter 2003
Afterword to a special issue on the changing role of the public
intellectual. (pdf format)
Get rid of those professional stabilisers
Times Higher Education Supplement, 30 October 2003
The ubiquitous university counselling services cast students as
fragile creatures unable to cope with the normal pressures of life,
and in doing so undermine the mental health of the people they aim
children who won't grow up
Spiked, 29 July 2003
Peter Pan-demonium, kidults, boomerang kids.... A sociologist examines
the phenomenon of lost boys and girls hanging out on the edge of
Guardian, 25 March 2003
The demise of proper essays and exams has made degree inflation
a fact of life.
Respect, by Richard Sennett
New Statesman, 10 February 2003
The distinctive feature of the question of respect today is that
it is, above all, a problem of how the elite feel about themselves.
People Feel Good About Themselves: British Social Policy And The
Construction Of The Problem Of Self-Esteem - inaugural lecture
The Times, 24 January 2003
The Politics of the Forked Tongue, by Aidan Rankin
New Statesman, 14 October 2002
Aidan Rankin's conservative critique has sensitised him to what
he calls the "liberal surrender" to PC. But he is less
forthcoming on the conservative embrace of PC.
Spiked, 15 March 2002
We were scared to death long before 11 September.
wars hit the nursery
Although the proportion of American mothers at work continues to
grow, the crusade against daycare creates ambiguity.
New Statesman, 28 May 2001
In the Wake of the Plague, by Norman Cantor
The parallels between the Black Death and HIV/AIDS appear to be
the product of the modern cultural narrative of fear, rather than
of any historical discoveries.
New Statesman, 21 May 2001
The Problem of Race in the 21st Century, by Thomas C. Holt
New Statesman, 23 April 2001
Today, ideas of superiority are seldom expressed in a racial form.
Sense of Parental Paranoia
An excerpt from Paranoid Parenting by Frank Furedi
Guardian, 25 April 2001
just a failure of nerve
Consumerism is being presented as a radical alternative to the status
quo. The accommodation of the political class to consumerism reflects
an intense failure of nerve about how to handle innovation, experimentation
and new technology.
New Statesman, 10 January 2000
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