Folk Devils and Moral Panics: Thirtieth Anniversary Edition / Edition 2

Folk Devils and Moral Panics: Thirtieth Anniversary Edition / Edition 2

by Stanley Cohen, Cohen Stanley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415267129

ISBN-13: 9780415267120

Pub. Date: 11/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Stanley Cohen's study of Mods and Rockers in the 1960s was a foundational text both in terms of investigating the workings of subcultural groups and identifying the concept of a 'moral panic' generated by the media, which leads to groups being vilified in the popular imagination, and inhibits rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups

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Stanley Cohen's study of Mods and Rockers in the 1960s was a foundational text both in terms of investigating the workings of subcultural groups and identifying the concept of a 'moral panic' generated by the media, which leads to groups being vilified in the popular imagination, and inhibits rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. The insights Cohen provides into subculture and mass morality are as relevant today as they were when the book was originally published in 1972, as illustrated by the author's introduction for this new edition, in which he tracks moral panics over the last thirty years, commenting on the demonization of young offenders and asylum seekers and on the News of the World's 'name and shame' campaign against paedophiles.
Revisiting the theory of moral panic and exploring the way in which the concept has been used, this new edition features a select bibliography of key texts for further reading. The third edition of Folk Devils and Moral Panics makes available a valuable and widely recommended text.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415267120
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Moral Panics as Cultural Politics: Introduction to the Third Edition
Selected Reading List (1982-2002)
Preface to First Edition
Symbols of Trouble: Introduction to the Second Edition
1Deviance and Moral Panics1
The Transactional Approach to Deviance3
Deviance and the Mass Media7
The Case of the Mods and Rockers9
2The Inventory16
Exaggeration and Distortion19
Prediction26
Symbolization27
The Inventory as Manufactured News30
3Reaction: Opinion and Attitude Themes35
Orientation37
Images39
Causation46
Differential Reaction49
Modes and Models of Explanation56
4Reaction: The Rescue and Remedy Phases59
Sensitization59
The Societal Control Culture65
The Exploitative Culture115
5On the Beaches: The Warning and the Impact120
Setting the Stage: The Warning Phase120
The Crowd Scenes124
The Audience133
The Mass Media135
The Control Agents140
Summary145
6Contexts and Backgrounds: Youth in the Sixties149
The Emergence of the Mods and Rockers150
The Sociology of Moral Panics161
Coming to an End167
App.: Sources of Data173
Notes and References178
General Index191
Author Index199

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