The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics

The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics

By: Charles Krinsky (editor)Hardback

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics offers a comprehensive assemblage of cutting-edge critical and theoretical perspectives on the concept of moral panic. All chapters represent original research by many of the most influential theorists and researchers now working in the area of moral panic, including Nachman Ben-Yehuda and Erich Goode, Joel Best, Chas Critcher, Mary deYoung, Alan Hunt, Toby Miller, Willem Schinkel, Kenneth Thompson, Sheldon Ungar, and Grazyna Zajdow. Chapters come from a range of disciplines, including media studies, literary studies, history, legal studies, and sociology, with significant new elaborations on the concept of moral panic (and its future), informed and powerful critiques, and detailed empirical studies from several continents. A clear and comprehensive survey of a concept that is increasingly influential in a number of disciplines as well as in popular culture, this collection of the latest research in the field addresses themes including the evolution of the moral panic concept, sex panics, media panics, moral panics over children and youth, and the future of the moral panic concept.

About Author

Charles Krinsky has taught at several colleges and universities in the United States, including the University of California, Irvine, and the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.He is editor of Moral Panics over Contemporary Children and Youth.


Contents: Introduction: the moral panic concept, Charles Krinsky; Part I The Evolution of the Moral Panic Concept: Overview; The genealogy and trajectory of the moral panic concept, Erich Goode and Nachman Ben-Yehuda; Tracking moral panic as a concept, Toby Miller; Assemblages of moral politics: yesterday and today, Alan Hunt; The problems with moral panic: the concept's limitations, Joel Best. Part II Sex Panics: Overview; Public punitiveness, mediation, and expertise in sexual psychopath policies, Chrysanthi S. Leon and John J. Brent; Revelation and cardinals' sins: moral panic over 'pedophile priests' in the United States, Pamela D. Schultz; The demise of the same sex marriage panic in Massachusetts, Jaime McCauley; Considering the agency of folk devils, Mary deYoung. Part III Media Panics: Overview; From nickel madness to the house of dreams: moral panic and the emergence of American cinema, Charles Krinsky; Sexual predators, internet addiction, and other media myths: moral panic and the disappearance of Brandon Crisp, Patricia Molloy; MyMoralPanic: adolescents, social networking, and child sex crime panic, Samantha A. Smith and Simon A. Cole. Part IV Moral Panics over Children and Youth: Overview; Moral panics and the young: the James Bulger murder, 1993, MA!ire Messenger Davies; Children pushed aside: moral panic over the family and the state in contemporary Poland, Magdalena Rek-Wozniak and Wojciech Wozniak; Moral panics versus youth problem debates: three conceptual insights from the study of Japanese youth, Tuukka Toivonen. Part V Moral panics and Governance: Overview; Governing through moral panic: the governmental uses of fear, Willem Schinkel; Hidden in plain sight: moral panics and the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, NatA!lia De'Carli and Mariano Perez Humanes; Intermedia agenda setting and the construction of moral panics: on the media and policy influence of Steven Soderbergh's Traffic, Bryan E. Denham; I vote and I tote: moral panics, resista

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  • ISBN13: 9781409408116
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 500
  • ID: 9781409408116
  • weight: 1220
  • ISBN10: 1409408116

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