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Mobilization Through Interpellation : James Bulger, Juvenile Crime and the Construction of a Moral Panic

Mobilization Through Interpellation : James Bulger, Juvenile Crime and the Construction of a... MOBILIZATION THROUGH INTERPELLATION : JAMES CRIME BULGER, JUVENILE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MORAL PANIC COLIN HAY Lancaster University INTRODUCTION More moral will be and as folk devils will be generated other, nameless, panics yet created. This is not because such have an inner but inexorable developments logic, because our as structured will continue to for society presently generate problems some of its members - like adolescents - and then condemn working-class whatever solution these find. groups (Cohen, 1972: 204) T IS now over since Cohen concluded his twenty years Stanley pioneering account of the discursive construction of folk devils and the mobilization of the moral the Mods and Rockers with panic surrounding ’phenomenon’ these comments. Since then his words have become hauntingly prophetic of a truism. in a somewhat ironic confirmation of Indeed, something sociological Cohen’s we are the first moral in thesis, currently witnessing reflexive panic which the British media itself has Cohen’s to describe its co-opted terminology own in the narration of the incident and its broader culpability James Bulger resonances. A second not is that in Britain we are (and truism, then, merely sociological) mobilization of a new or more the witnessing - accurately, participating http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social & Legal Studies: An International Journal SAGE

Mobilization Through Interpellation : James Bulger, Juvenile Crime and the Construction of a Moral Panic

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0964-6639
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MOBILIZATION THROUGH INTERPELLATION : JAMES CRIME BULGER, JUVENILE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MORAL PANIC COLIN HAY Lancaster University INTRODUCTION More moral will be and as folk devils will be generated other, nameless, panics yet created. This is not because such have an inner but inexorable developments logic, because our as structured will continue to for society presently generate problems some of its members - like adolescents - and then condemn working-class whatever solution these find. groups (Cohen, 1972: 204) T IS now over since Cohen concluded his twenty years Stanley pioneering account of the discursive construction of folk devils and the mobilization of the moral the Mods and Rockers with panic surrounding ’phenomenon’ these comments. Since then his words have become hauntingly prophetic of a truism. in a somewhat ironic confirmation of Indeed, something sociological Cohen’s we are the first moral in thesis, currently witnessing reflexive panic which the British media itself has Cohen’s to describe its co-opted terminology own in the narration of the incident and its broader culpability James Bulger resonances. A second not is that in Britain we are (and truism, then, merely sociological) mobilization of a new or more the witnessing - accurately, participating

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Social & Legal Studies: An International JournalSAGE

Published: Jun 1, 1995

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