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

Cohen, Stanley (2011) Whose side were we on? The undeclared politics of moral panic theory. Crime, Media, Culture, 7 (3). pp. 237-243. ISSN 1741-6590

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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

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
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Identification Number: http://cmc.sagepub.com/
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 11:27
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/41568/

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