Folk Devils and Moral Panics
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Folk Devils and Moral Panics


  • Author : Stanley Cohen
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136807046


Folk Devils and Moral Panics Book Description :

'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the soci...

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Folk Devils and Moral Panics


  • Author : Stanley Cohen
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis US
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0415610168


Folk Devils and Moral Panics Book Description :

'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen's classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term 'moral panic' into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social pro...

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Folk Devils and Moral Panics


  • Author : Stanley Cohen
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0415267110


Folk Devils and Moral Panics Book Description :

Stanley Cohen's study of Mods and Rockers in the 1960s was a foundational text both in terms of investigating the workings of subcultural groups and identifying the concept of a 'moral panic' generated by the media, which leads to groups being vilified in the popular imagination, and inhibits rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. The insights Cohen provides into subculture and mass morality are as relevant today as they were when the book was originally published in 1972, as illustrated by the author's introduction for this new edition, in which he tracks moral panics over the last thirty years, commenting on the demonization of young offenders and asylum seekers and on the News of the World's 'name and shame' ...

Crime and Media

Crime and Media


  • Author : Chris Greer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-08-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000713060


Crime and Media Book Description :

This engaging and timely collection gathers together for the first time key and classic readings in the ever-expanding area of crime and media. Comprizing a carefully distilled selection of the most important contributions to the field, Crime and Media: A Reader tackles a wide range of issues including: understanding media; researching media; crime, newsworthiness and news; crime, entertainment and creativity; effects, influence and moral panic; and cybercrime, surveillance and risk. Specially devized introductory and linking sections contextualize each reading and evaluate its contribution to the field, both individually and in relation to competing approaches and debates. This book provides a single source around which criminology, media and cultur...

Moral Panics

Moral Panics


  • Author : Kenneth Thompson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-06-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134811625


Moral Panics Book Description :

It is widely acknowledged that this is the age of moral panics. From the Bulger case to mad cow disease, newspaper headlines continually warn of some new danger and television programmes echo the theme with sensational docmenturies. This concise survey will help student trace the development of ideas of moral panic and to analyse how changing public perceptions are shaped and reflected through the media over time. Using examples drawn from: * club culture and raves * mugging * sex and AIDS * children, violence and the family....

Moral Panic and the Politics of Anxiety

Moral Panic and the Politics of Anxiety


  • Author : SEAN HIER
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-05-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135198114


Moral Panic and the Politics of Anxiety Book Description :

Moral Panic and the Politics of Anxiety is a collection of original essays written by some of the world’s leading social scientists. It seeks to provide unique insight into the importance of moral panic as a routine feature of everyday life, whilst also developing an integrated framework for moral panic research by widening the scope of scholarship in the area. Many of the key twenty-first century contributions to moral panic theory have moved beyond the parameters of the sociology of deviance to consider the importance of moral panic for identity formation, national security, industrial risk, and character formation. Reflecting this growth, the book brings together recognized moral panic researchers with prominent scholars in moral regulation, soc...

Crime  Social Control and Human Rights

Crime Social Control and Human Rights


  • Author : David Downes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134005956


Crime Social Control and Human Rights Book Description :

The work of Stanley Cohen over four decades has come to acquire a classical status in the fields of criminology, sociology and human rights. His writing, research, teaching and practical engagement in these fields have been at once rigorously analytical and intellectually inspiring. It amounts to a unique contribution, immensely varied yet with several unifying themes, and it has made, and continues to make, a lasting impact around the world. His work thus has a protean character and scope which transcend time and place. This book of essays in Stanley Cohen's honour aims to build on and reflect some of his many-sided contributions. It contains chapters by some of the world's leading thinkers as well as the rising generation of scholars and practition...

States of Denial
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

States of Denial


  • Author : Stanley Cohen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-08-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745656786


States of Denial Book Description :

Blocking out, turning a blind eye, shutting off, not wanting to know, wearing blinkers, seeing what we want to see ... these are all expressions of 'denial'. Alcoholics who refuse to recognize their condition, people who brush aside suspicions of their partner's infidelity, the wife who doesn't notice that her husband is abusing their daughter - are supposedly 'in denial'. Governments deny their responsibility for atrocities, and plan them to achieve 'maximum deniability'. Truth Commissions try to overcome the suppression and denial of past horrors. Bystander nations deny their responsibility to intervene. Do these phenomena have anything in common? When we deny, are we aware of what we are doing or is this an unconscious defence mechanism to protect...

Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars


  • Author : William Patry
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0199743940


Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars Book Description :

Metaphors, moral panics, folk devils, Jack Valenti, Joseph Schumpeter, John Maynard Keynes, predictable irrationality, and free market fundamentalism are a few of the topics covered in this lively, unflinching examination of the Copyright Wars: the pitched battles over new technology, business models, and most of all, consumers. In Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars, William Patry lays bare how we got to where we are: a bloated, punitive legal regime that has strayed far from its modest, but important roots. Patry demonstrates how copyright is a utilitarian government program--not a property or moral right. As a government program, copyright must be regulated and held accountable to ensure it is serving its public purpose. Just as Wall Street must s...