Overview

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.
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623564056
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,203,549
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Julian Petley, Professor of Journalism and Screen Media, School of Arts, Brunel University, London, England.

Chas Critcher, Visiting Professor in Media and Communications at Swansea University and Emeritus Professor of Communications at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Jason Hughes is Professor of Sociology at the University of Leicester, UK. His research interests span a range of concerns but include: the sociology of consumption; the sociology of the body and health; emotions, work and identity; figurational sociology and sociological theory; moral panics and regulation. His first book, Learning to Smoke (2003) was winner of the 2006 Norbert Elias prize. More recently he has completed, together with Eric Dunning, a major study of the work of Norbert Elias entitled Norbert Elias and Modern Sociology: Knowledge, Interdependence, Power, Process (2013). He has also recently published a number of edited books, including Visual Methods (2012) and Internet Research Methods (2012); and co-edited books, including Moral Panics and the Contemporary World (2013); Human Documents and Archival Research (2013) and Communities of Practice: Critical Perspectives (2007).

Amanda Rohloff, PhD Candidate in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Brunel University, London, England.

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Table of 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 Jørgen Kirksæther

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
Aurélie 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
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