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Moral panics

Author: Kenneth Thompson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Series: Key ideas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This concise guide presents and compares the various different approaches that have been adopted in studies of moral panics and integrates concepts such as 'risk' which have been developed in related fields. With the increasing number of moral panics in recent years triggered by incidents such as the Bulger child murder by other children and the spread of AIDS, this book examines their wider significance,
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Thompson
ISBN: 0415119766 9780415119764 0415119774 9780415119771 9780203980903 0203980905
OCLC Number: 37261102
Description: ix, 157 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: "Why the panic?": the topicality of the concept of moral panics --
The classic moral panic: mods and rockers --
Moral panics about truth --
Moral panic about mugging --
Moral panics about sex and AIDS --
Family, children and violence --
Female violence and girl gangs --
Moral panics about sex on the screen --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Key ideas.
Responsibility: Kenneth Thompson.
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