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The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics

Edited by: Charles Krinsky

Print publication date:  January  2013
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409408116
eBook ISBN: 9781315613307
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042433

10.4324/9781315613307
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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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction: The Moral Panic Concept Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Genealogy and Trajectory of the Moral Panic Concept Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Tracking Moral Panic as a Concept Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Assemblages of Moral Politics: Yesterday and Today Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Problems with Moral Panic: The Concept’s Limitations Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Public Punitiveness, Mediation, and Expertise in Sexual Psychopath Policies Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Revelation and Cardinals’ Sins: Moral Panic over “Pedophile Priests” in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Demise of the Same Sex Marriage Panic in Massachusetts Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Considering the Agency of Folk Devils Download PDF
Chapter  10:  From Nickel Madness to the House of Dreams: Moral Panic and the Emergence of American Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Sexual Predators, Internet Addiction, and Other Media Myths: Moral Panic and the Disappearance of Brandon Crisp Download PDF
Chapter  12:  MyMoralPanic: Adolescents, Social Networking, and Child Sex Crime Panic Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Moral Panics and the Young: The James Bulger Murder, 1993 Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Children Pushed Aside: Moral Panic over the Family and the State in Contemporary Poland Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Moral Panics versus Youth Problem Debates: Three Conceptual Insights from the Study of Japanese Youth Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Governing Through Moral Panic: The Governmental Uses of Fear Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Hidden in Plain Sight: Moral Panics and the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro  Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Intermedia Agenda Setting and the Construction of Moral Panics: On the Media and Policy Influence of Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  I Vote and I Tote: Moral Panics, Resistance, and the Failure of Quiet Regulation Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Is This One It? Viral Moral Panics Download PDF
Chapter  21:  A Missing Dimension: The Social Psychology of Moral Panics Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Cultural Trauma and Moral Panic: 9/11 and the Mosque at Ground Zero Affair Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Moral Panics over the Environment? “Climate Crisis” and the Moral Panics Model Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Practicing Moral Panic Research: A Hybrid Model with Guidelines for Its Application  Download PDF
Appendix_II_Moral_Panic_A Download PDF
Appendix_I_Alternative_Thematizations_for Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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