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Moral Panics in the Contemporary World
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MORAL PANICS IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD

PAPERBACK BY PETLEY, JULIAN (BRUNEL UNIVERSITY, UK); CRITCHER, CHAS (SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY, UK); HUGHES, JASON (UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER, UK); ROHLOFF, AMANDA (BRUNEL UNIVERSITY, UK)

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ISBN
9781501319600
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PAGES
312 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
19 MAY 2016

DESCRIPTION

Moral Panics in the Contemporary World represents the best current theoretical and empirical work on the topic, taken from the international conference on moral panics held at Brunel University. The range of contributors, from established scholars to emerging ones in the field, and from a working journalist as well, helps to cover a wide range of moral panics, both old and new, and extend the geographical scope of moral panic analysis to previously underrepresented areas. Designed from the outset to comprise a coherent and integrated set of viewpoints which share a common engagement with critically exploring moral panics in the contemporary world, it contains case studies instantly recognisable and familiar to a student readership (drugs, alcohol, sexual abuse and racism). The collection brings a fresh approach to analysis and argument by testing and extending the concept of moral panic and analyzing a range of topics and geographical contexts, accurately reflecting the state-of-the-art moral panics research today.

CONTENTS

List of illustrations Acknowledgements Contributors 1.Moral Panics in the Contemporary World: Enduring Controversies and Future Directions Amanda Rohloff, Julian Petley, Jason Hughes, and Chas Critcher Part 1: Rethinking Moral Panics 2.The Cautionary Tale: A New Paradigm for Studying Media Coverage of Crime Sarah E.H. Moore 3.The Journalist, Folk Devil Paul Lashmar 4.`Are We Insane?' The `Video Nasty' Moral Panic Julian Petley Part 2: Lifestyle, Risk and Health 5.Theorising Alcohol in Public Discourse: Moral Panics or Moral Regulation? Henry Yeomans 6.Moral Panics, Governmentality and the Media: A Comparative Approach to the Analysis of Illegal Drug Use in the News Jeremy Collins 7.`He Who Buries the Little Girl Wins!' Moral Panics as Double Jeopardy: The Case of Rule of Rose Elisabeth Staksrud and Jorgen Kirksaether Part 3: Crime and Deviance 8.From Media Hypes to Moral Panics: Theoretical and Methodological Tools Marcello Maneri 9.Moral Panic and Paedophilia: Where's the Risk? Morena Tartari 10.Creating a Folk Devil: The Moral Panic over `Chavs' Elias le Grand Part 4: Immigration, War and Terror 11.Moral Panic around the Burqa in France: An Eliasian Perspective Aurelie Lacassagne 12.Elite Power and the Manufacture of a Moral Panic: The Case of the Dirty War in Argentina John Oplinger, Richard Talbot and Yasin Aktay Index