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Anxiety among university students is a public health concern in the USA. According to a recent national survey, 20.6% of undergraduate university students reported feelings of overwhelming anxiety within the past 12 months ( ACHA, 2016 ). Specifically, it has been found that Generalised Anxiety Disorder is one of the most common mental health disorders among university students, affecting around 7% of university students nationwide ( Eisenberg et al, 2013 ). Aside from those who are considered to have anxiety at the clinical level, data also suggested that up

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(rather than why) can a state of psychological confusion gradually lead to this alternative emotional, intellectual and practical adaptation – even if limited? We can ignore at least one piece of the process. In this regard, this article assumes that the apparition of religious fears in the consciousness of prisoners represents a key moment in their intramural careers. More precisely, I will show that this emotional variation can be understood as both the consequence of a deep state of anxiety and the condition for overcoming it. First, this text sets out the

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Part II Setbacks and Anxieties

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Key messages Outlines castration anxieties prevalent in capitalism. It shows how the pandemic heightened castration anxieties. Discusses how the extremist right utilized castration anxieties to catch followers. Introduction Theodor W. Adorno, in his Aspekte des Neuen Rechtsradikalismus (Aspects of New Right Extremism, 2019 ), 1 explains the growing successes of the right extremist National Democratic Party of Germany (NDP) in 1960s Germany. He points out that the propaganda technique used by new right-wing extremist parties and movements to

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The trope of Jewish anxiety ‘Is there really such a thing as Jewish anxiety?’, wonders journalist Philip Eil (2018) on the pages of The Forward , a mainstream US media venue catering to an American Jewish audience. Under this evocative title – perhaps exploratory, perhaps rhetorical – Eil alludes to a common wisdom: anxiety is a cultural marker of the Jewish experience, both individually and collectively. Eil’s question feels familiar. It resonates with a plethora of artefacts and tropes from Jewish popular culture, which reinforce the conventional wisdom

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Introduction How to thrive in today’s turbulent times is a challenge for communities around the world in an age buffeted by ‘rollback’ and ‘roll-out’ neoliberalism, with governments cutting public expenditure, promoting privatisation and deregulation, and individualising social risks and responsibilities. This age of austerity has now been compounded by the anxieties of the COVID-19 pandemic, with its heavy toll of lives and livelihoods. Drawing on innovative cases and strategic initiatives from the North East of England, this book has explored multiple

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89 4 Post-imperial anxieties and conflicts, 1970-90 We all thought the empire was a marvellous thing. It was a force for good throughout the world. When Britain chose to give her empire away we were rather saddened – the colonial people had all the blessing of colonial rule and look how casually they dismissed them. (National Service cadet officer, quoted in Shindler, 2012: 92) If we went on as we are, by the end of the century there would be four million people of the New Commonwealth or Pakistan here. Now that is an awful lot and I think it means

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. However, overall the section’s findings highlight parents’ strong motivation to be successful parents and to avoid intergenerational experiences of care. Fear and mistrust of social workers Connected to issues of the past and individuals’ hopes and fears about parenting, repeated references were made regarding the possibility of social work involvement and intervention. Such anxieties had the potential to weigh heavily on young people and impact on their experiences before and after giving birth. For example, on discovering she was pregnant Kim stated: “the

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only in understanding the mechanisms within it that meaningful change can occur. Beginning in 2019, a piece of ongoing participatory action research (PAR) has been conducted by the author with community practitioners to address the question: how can we bridge the gap between social work research and social work practice? Diagnosing the problem Social work and research anxiety In 1987, Irwin Epstein ( 1987 : 71, quoted in Epstein, 2016 : 4) wrote: ‘no other part of the social work curriculum has been so consistently met with as much groaning, moaning, eye

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Claudia Leeb’s important essay, ‘Castration anxiety, COVID-19 and the extremist right’ (2021), contributes to our growing understanding of the logics of right-wing populism and conspiracy theories, here as exemplified by former US President Donald Trump’s and Austrian politician Norbert Hofer’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Trump and Hofer have portrayed themselves as more powerful than the virus and the virus as nothing to fear, encouraging their followers to disregard public health measures as they are unnecessary and emasculating. Leeb draws on

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