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Moral panics : the social construction of deviance

Author: Erich Goode; Nachman Ben-Yehuda
Publisher: Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Packed with new examples and material, this second edition provides a fully up-to-date exploration of the genesis, dynamics, and demise of moral panics and their impacts on the societies in which  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Goode; Nachman Ben-Yehuda
ISBN: 9781405189330 1405189339
OCLC Number: 799794172
Description: xi, 299 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgements viii Prologue 1 1 Enter the Moral Panic 20 2 The Moral Panic: An Introduction 34 3 Three Theories of the Moral Panic 51 4 The Moral Panic Meets Its Critics 73 5 The Media Ignite and Embody the Moral Panic 88 6 Deviance, Morality, and Criminal Law 109 7 Collective Behavior 129 8 Social Movements 141 9 Social Problems 150 10 The Renaissance Witch Craze 168 11 Drug Abuse Panics 197 12 The Feminist Anti-Pornography Crusade 218 Epilogue: The Demise and Institutionalization of the Moral Panic 245 References 251 Author Index 270 Subject Index 275
Responsibility: Erich Goode and Nachman Ben-Yehuda.
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