Moral Panics: The Social Construction of Deviance, Second Edition

Moral Panics: The Social Construction of Deviance, Second Edition

Author(s): Erich Goode, Nachman Ben-Yehuda

Published Online: 11 NOV 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405189347

Online ISBN: 9781444307924

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307924

About this Book

Packed with new examples and material, this second edition provides a fully up-to-date exploration of the genesis, dynamics, and demise of moral panics and their impacts on the societies in which they take place.

  • Packed with updated and recent examples including terrorism, the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Towers, school shootings, flag burning, and the early-2000s resurgence of the "sex slave" scare
  • Includes a new chapter on the media, currently regarded as a major component of the moral panic
  • Devotes a chapter to addressing criticisms of the first edition as well as the moral panics concept itself
  • Written by long-established experts in the field
  • Designed to fit both self-contained courses on moral panics and wider courses on deviance

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