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Moral Panics : Key Ideas (Routledge Paperback) - Professor Kenneth Thompson

Moral Panics

Key Ideas (Routledge Paperback)

Paperback Published: 12th March 1998
ISBN: 9780415119771
Number Of Pages: 168

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It is widely acknowledged that this is the age of moral panics. From the Bulger case to mad cow disease, newspaper headlines continually warn of some new danger and television programmes echo the theme with sensational docmenturies.
This concise survey will help student trace the development of ideas of moral panic and to analyse how changing public perceptions are shaped and reflected through the media over time. Using examples drawn from:
* club culture and raves
* mugging
* sex and AIDS
* children, violence and the family.

Prefacep. vii
'Why the Panic?'-The Topicality of the Concept of Moral Panicsp. 1
The Classic Moral Panic-Mods and Rockersp. 31
Moral Panics About Youthp. 43
Moral Panic About Muggingp. 57
Moral Panics About Sex and Aidsp. 72
Family, Children and Violencep. 87
Female Violence and Girl Gangsp. 111
Moral Panics About Sex on the Screenp. 121
Conclusionp. 139
Referencesp. 143
Name Indexp. 149
Subject Indexp. 152
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ISBN: 9780415119771
ISBN-10: 0415119774
Series: Key Ideas (Routledge Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 12th March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 12.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1