The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics

The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics

eBook - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2013
ISBN: 9781283859554
1283859556
9781409471738
140947173X
9781409408123
1409408124
1409408116
9781409408116
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 478 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Krinsky, Charles
Alternative Title: Moral panics

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