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Moral Panics and the Media

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The term moral panic is frequently applied to sudden eruptions of concern about social problems. This title critically evaluates the usefulness of moral panic models for understanding how politicians, the public and pressure groups come to recognize apparently new threats to the social order. The role of the media, especially the popular press, comes under scrutiny. Two models of moral panics are initially identified and explained, then applied to a range of case studies: AIDS, rave/ecstasy, video nasties, child abuse and ...

Moral Panics and the Media 2003, Open University Press

ISBN-13: 9780335209088

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Moral Panics and the Media 2003, Open University Press

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