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The State

Edited by Viviene E. Cree

Published

30 Jun 2015

Page count

88 pages

Series

Moral panics in theory and practice

ISBN

978-1447321972

Dimensions

198 x 129 mm

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30 Jun 2015

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88 pages

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Moral panics in theory and practice

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978-1447321989

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198 x 129 mm

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Published

30 Jun 2015

Page count

88 pages

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Moral panics in theory and practice

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978-1447321996

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198 x 129 mm

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Many of the individual and social problems that are characterised as moral panics are, in reality, illustrations of a breakdown in the legitimacy of the state. This Byte picks up a number of case-study examples - internet pornography; internet radicalisation; ‘chavs’; the Tottenham riots; patient safety - and explores each through the lens of moral panic ideas, with an appraisal of the work of Stuart Hall, one of the key thinkers in moral panics.

Introduction - Viviene E. Cree;

1. Children and Internet Pornography: A Moral Panic, a Salvation for Censors and Trojan Horse for Government Colonisation of the Digital Frontier - Jim Greer;

2. Internet Radicalisation and the ‘Woolwich Murder’ - David McKendrick;

3. Moralising discourse and the dialectical formation of class identities: The social reaction to 'Chavs' in Britain - Elias Le Grand;

4. The presence of the absent parent: Troubled families and the England ‘riots’ of 2011 - Steve Kirkwood;

5. Patient Safety: A moral panic - William James Fear

Afterword - Neil Hume

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