Moral Panics over Contemporary Children and Youth

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Charles Krinsky
Routledge, Dec 5, 2016 - Social Science - 272 pages
The concept of moral panic has received considerable scholarly attention, but as yet little attention has been accorded to panics over children and youth. This is the first book to examine this important and controversial social issue by employing a rigorous intellectual framework to explore the cultural construction of youth, through the dissemination of moral panics. It is accessible in manner and makes use of the latest contemporary research by addressing some of the pressing recent concerns relating to children and youth, including cyber-related panics, child abuse and pornography, education and crime. A truly international collection, this volume features new global research focusing on the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and France as well as the United States. Genuinely multidisciplinary in approach, it will appeal to researchers and students across the social sciences and humanities - from sociology and social theory, to media, education, anthropology, criminology, geography and history.

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Introduction to Part I
Public Panic and
Children Online and
What Made Them
Introduction to Part II
Enforcement the Media and Moral Panic
Moral Panic
Introduction to Part III
Speak of the Devil
Attention Deficit
Introduction to Part IV
The City Moral
Panics and Risky Youth

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Charles Krinsky has taught at the University of California, Irvine, the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and most recently the College of Professional Studies of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

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