In-Fear-Tainment: The Convergence of Fear, Diversity and Governance
One of the key aspects of modern-day globalisation is that technology has enabled the quick and effective flow of ideas across the globe, ideas that can either support and disempower the individual and civil society. This paper will examine the implications of fear in this context and in relation to diversity in society. It will argue that fear is not a new tool in the hands of the powerful, but has assumed a significantly more threatening role in the recent past because of the globalised environment we live in. The paper will also focus on issues of democracy and social justice in relation to the concept of the term 'Infeartainment".
Keywords: Globalisation, Fear, Diversity, Governance, Infeartainment
Director, Centre for Multicultural and Community Development, University of the Sunshine Coast