By Jackie Orr

Half cultural historical past, half sociological critique, and half literary functionality, Panic Diaries explores the technological and social building of person and collective panic. Jackie Orr appears to be like at situations of panic and its “cures” within the twentieth-century usa: from the mass hysteria following the 1938 radio broadcast of H. G. Wells’s warfare of the Worlds to somebody girl swallowing a capsule to regulate the “panic ailment” formally famous through the yankee Psychiatric organization in 1980. opposed to a backdrop of chilly conflict anxieties over atomic assault, Orr highlights the entanglements of data and tool in efforts to reconceive panic and its prevention as difficulties in conversation and knowledge suggestions. all through, she unearths the moving strategies of energy and social engineering underlying the ways in which clinical and social medical discourses—including crowd psychology, chilly conflict cybernetics, and modern psychiatry—have rendered panic an item of technoscientific management.Orr, who has skilled panic assaults herself, saved a diary of her participation as a study topic in scientific trials for the Upjohn Company’s anti-anxiety drug Xanax. This “panic diary” grounds her learn and indicates the complexity of her wish to music the diffusion and law of panic in U.S. society. Orr’s old examine, theoretical reflections, and biographical narrative mix during this amazing and compelling family tree, which records the manipulation of panic by means of the media, the social sciences and psychiatry, the U.S. army and executive, and transnational drug businesses.

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