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Revisiting Moral Panics

Viviene E Cree, Viviene E. Cree, Gary Clapton, and Mark Smith


We live in a world that is increasingly characterised as full of risk, danger and threat. Every day a new social issue emerges to assail our sensibilities and consciences. Drawing on the popular Economic Social and Research Council (ESRC) seminar series, this book examines these social issues and anxieties, and the responses to them, through the concept of moral panic. Revisiting Moral Panics begins with a commentary by Charles Critcher followed by twenty four contributions from both well-known and up-and-coming researchers and practitioners that address panics ranging from those surrounding t ... More

Keywords: moral panics, gender, family, moral regulation, childhood, youth, the state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447321859
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447321859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Viviene E Cree, editor
University of Edinburgh, UK

Viviene E. Cree, editor
University of Edinburgh, UK

Gary Clapton, editor
University of Edinburgh, UK

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Part One Gender and the family

Edited by Viviene E. Cree


Viviene E. Cree

Five Amoral panic

Stuart Waiton


Maggie Mellon

Part Two Moral panics in our time? Childhood and youth

Edited by Gary Clapton


Gary Clapton

Seven Unearthing melodrama

Joanne Westwood

Eight Lost childhood?

Kay Tisdall


Mark Hardy

Part Three The state

Edited by Viviene E. Cree


Viviene E. Cree

Fifteen Patient safety

William James Fear


Neil Hume

Part Four Moral regulation

Edited by Mark Smith


Mark Smith

Eighteen From genuine to sham marriage

Michaela Benson and Katharine Charsley

Twenty Assisted dying

Malcolm Payne


Heather Lynch

Moral panics and beyond

Mark Smith, Gary Clapton and Viviene E. Cree

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