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Author Thompson, Kenneth, 1937-
Title Moral panics / Kenneth Thompson.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.

Author Thompson, Kenneth, 1937-
Series Key ideas
Key ideas.
Subject Deviant behavior -- Public opinion.
Deviant behavior in mass media.
Social problems -- Public opinion.
Social problems in mass media.
Moral conditions.
Hysteria (Social psychology)
Mass Media.
Social Problems.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 157 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-148) and indexes.
Contents 1. 'Why the panic?' : the topicality of the concept of moral panics -- 2. The classic moral panic : mods and rockers -- 3. Moral panics about youth -- 4. Moral panic about mugging -- 5. Moral panics about sex and AIDS -- 6. Family, children and violence -- 7. Female violence and girl gangs -- 8. Moral panics about sex on the screen.
Summary "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, particularly in terms of the functioning of the mass media." "In this book, Kenneth Thompson traces the developments in moral panic studies and also reintroduces some of the initial broader relevance of this field by treating moral panics not simply as separate episodes but in relation to systems of representation and regulation, and as symptoms of wider social and cultural tensions."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0203980905 (electronic bk.)
9780203980903 (electronic bk.)
9780415119771 (pbk.)
0415119774 (pbk.)
9780415119764 (hbk.)
0415119766 (hbk.)
0415119774 (pbk.)
OCLC # 559572801
Additional Format Print version: Thompson, Kenneth, 1937- Moral panics. London ; New York : Routledge, 1998 (DLC) 97028401

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