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Moral panics over contemporary children and youth

Author: Charles Krinsky
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2016. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examines a social issue, employing a rigorous intellectual framework to explore the cultural construction of youth through the dissemination of moral panics. This volume addresses some of the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Krinsky
ISBN: 9780754674658 0754674657
OCLC Number: 1011338115
Notes: Originally published 2008 by Ashgate Publishing
Description: xiv, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction, Charles Krinsky; Part I Defining Youth and Youth Culture: Introduction to part I; Justice undone: public panic and the condemnation of children and youth, Bernard Schissel; Virtual panic: children online and the transmission of harm, Robert Payne; 'The monsters next door: what made them do it?' Moral panics over the causes of high school multiple shootings (notably Columbine), John Springhall. Part II Sex Panics: Introduction to part II; How to make 'kiddie-porn' in Canada: law enforcement, the media, and moral panic in the age of AIDS, Vincent Doyle; Naming, blaming, and framing: a moral panic over child molesters and its implications for public policy, Pamela D. Schultz; The moral panic that never was: news media, law enforcement, and the Michael Jackson trial, Charles Krinsky. Part III Schools and Schooling: Introduction to part III; Speak of the devil, Mary deYoung; Panic between the lips: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Ritalin, Toby Miller; 'Don't know much about history': a critical examination of moral panics over student ignorance, Sheldon Ungar. Part IV Urban Youth: Introduction to part IV; Marginalized youth and urban revitalization: a moral panic over street children in Cape Town, Tony Roshan Samara; Race, space, and crime: the city, moral panics, and 'risky' youth, Elizabeth Brown; New savages in the city: moral panics, delinquent hoodlums, and the French juvenile court, Susan J. Terrio; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Charles Krinsky.


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