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Moral panics and the media

Author: C Critcher
Publisher: Buckingham ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 2003.
Series: Issues in cultural and media studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The term 'moral panic' is frequently applied to sudden outbreaks of concern about social problems. This work critically evaluates the usefulness of moral panic models for understanding how  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Critcher, C.
Moral panics and the media.
Buckingham ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607139858
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Critcher
ISBN: 0335209092 9780335209095 0335209084 9780335209088
OCLC Number: 50064721
Description: xiii, 207 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Models --
Made in Britain: The Processual Model of Moral Panics --
Cohen: Folk Devils and Moral Panics --
Hall et al.: Policing the Crisis --
Eliciting a model --
Notes from a Big Country: The Attributional Model of Moral Panics --
Claims making and the mass media --
Goode and Ben-Yehuda: Moral Panics --
Jenkins: Intimate Enemies --
Two models, one project --
Unhealthy Preoccupations: AIDS --
Out of Their Minds: Ecstasy and Raves --
A Rocky Horror Show: Video Nasties --
The first video nasties narrative, 1982-84 --
The second video nasties narrative, 1993-94 --
Suffer the Little Children: Child Abuse in Families --
Physical abuse as moral panic --
Cleveland as moral panic --
Ritual abuse as moral panic --
Monstrous Ideas: Paedophilia --
Applying the models --
Beyond moral panics --
International comparisons --
The Implications --
Universal Pictures: International Comparisons --
Political, economic and social change --
Key institutions --
Specificity of issues --
Diffusion --
Moral panics and modernity --
No News Is Good News: The Role of the Media --
News values and inferential structures --
Primary definers and claims makers --
Agenda setting and public opinion --
News attention cycle and narrative closure --
The Daily Mail --
Time for A Make-Over: The Models Revisited --
Dynamics --
Determinism --
Social anxiety --
Change --
Critical overview --
Towards a synthesis --
Myth Appropriation: The Childhood Theme --
Childhood and moral panics --
Childhood as social construction --
Childhood as symbol --
Childhood and change.
Series Title: Issues in cultural and media studies.
Responsibility: Chas Critcher.

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