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Moral panics, the media and the law in early modern England

Author: David Lemmings; Claire Walker
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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"This book explores and exemplifies some of the subtler links between opinion, governance and law in early modern England by investigating moral panics. Modern media-driven 'law and order' panics may have originated in eighteenth-century England, with the development of the press and government sensibility to opinion, but there were earlier panics about witchcraft and popery. Essays by an experienced team of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
History
Kongressbericht
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Lemmings; Claire Walker
ISBN: 9780230527324 0230527329
OCLC Number: 298778125
Description: xi, 279 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: law and order, moral panics, and early modern England / David Lemmings --
The concept of the moral panic: an historico-sociological positioning / David Rowe --
'This newe army of satan': the Jesuit mission and the formation of public opinion in Elizabethan England / Alexandra Walsham --
Cross-dressing and pamphleteering in early seventeenth-century London / Anna Bayman --
Fear made flesh: the English witch-panic of 1645-7 / Malcolm Gaskill --
'A sainct in shewe, a devill in deede': moral panics and anti-Puritanism in seventeenth-century England / Tim Harris --
'Remember Justice Godfrey': the popish plot and the construction of panic in seventeenth-century media / Claire Walker --
The dark side of Enlightenment: the London Journal, moral panics, and the law in the eighteenth century / David Lemmings --
Forgers and forgery: severity and social identity in eighteenth-century England / Randall McGowen --
'How frail are lovers vows, and dicers oaths': gaming, governing and moral panic in Britain, 1781-1782 / Donna T. Andrew --
A moral panic in eighteenth-century London? The 'monster' and the press / Cindy McCreery --
The British Jacobins: folk devils in the age of counter-revolution? / Michael T. Davis --
Conclusion: moral panics, law and the transformation of the public sphere in early modern England / David Lemmings.
Responsibility: edited by David Lemmings and Claire Walker.

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An exploration of links between opinion and governance in Early Modern England, studying moral panics about crime, sex and belief. Hypothesizing that media-driven panics proliferated in the 1700s,  Read more...

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