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Whose side were we on? The undeclared politics of moral panic theory

Whose side were we on? The undeclared politics of moral panic theory This paper deals with some hidden political dimensions of moral panic theory. It concentrates on the implications of two related claims about what this battle meant: first, that moral panics are inherently normative and can be categorized as good and bad moral panics (the ones that we study are invariably bad); second, that students of moral panics have to take sides in this normative battle. There are differences in the ways this question was originally posed in the late 1960s and today. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal SAGE

Whose side were we on? The undeclared politics of moral panic theory

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© SAGE Publications 2011
ISSN
1741-6590
eISSN
1741-6604
DOI
10.1177/1741659011417603
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Abstract

This paper deals with some hidden political dimensions of moral panic theory. It concentrates on the implications of two related claims about what this battle meant: first, that moral panics are inherently normative and can be categorized as good and bad moral panics (the ones that we study are invariably bad); second, that students of moral panics have to take sides in this normative battle. There are differences in the ways this question was originally posed in the late 1960s and today.

Journal

Crime, Media, Culture: An International JournalSAGE

Published: Dec 1, 2011

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