Achieving Existential Security through Symbolically Fusing Secular and Religious Sources of Control and Order

Authored by: Steven Shepherd , Aaron C. Kay , Richard P. Eibach

Handbook of Personal Security

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  April  2015

Print ISBN: 9781848726758
eBook ISBN: 9781315713595
Adobe ISBN: 9781317498476

10.4324/9781315713595.ch15

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Abstract

The sociopolitical effects of modernization and the sophisticated technological innovations of the consumer-driven marketplace have been credited with enhancing the average person’s security and control across many domains of their lives. These aspects of sociopolitical structure and economic developments buffer people from many of the threats to well-being and livelihood that have impacted individuals’ lives throughout most of history.

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