The State

Edited by Viviene E. Cree

The State

Edited by Viviene E. Cree

Distributed for Bristol University Press

88 pages | 5 x 7 3/4 | © 2015
Paper $16.95 ISBN: 9781447321972 Published September 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Many of the individual and social problems that are characterized as moral panics are, in reality, illustrations of a breakdown in the legitimacy of the state. Drawing on an appraisal of the work of Stuart Hall, one of the key thinkers in moral panics, this instalment in the Moral Panics in Theory and Practice series gathers together a number of examples of the dissolution of the state—from internet pornography to internet radicalization, the 2011 Tottenham riots, and patient safety—and explores these case studies through the lens of moral panic ideas.
Contents
Introduction - Viviene E. Cree
1. Children and Internet Pornography: A Moral Panic, a Salvation for Censors and Trojan Horse for Government Colonisation of the Digital Frontier - Jim Greer
2. Internet Radicalisation and the ‘Woolwich Murder’ - David McKendrick
3. Moralising discourse and the dialectical formation of class identities: The social reaction to 'Chavs' in Britain - Elias Le Grand
4. The presence of the absent parent: Troubled families and the England ‘riots’ of 2011 - Steve Kirkwood
5. Patient Safety: A moral panic - William James
Fear Afterword - Neil Hume
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