Thursday, April 24, 2014

Social Construction of Moral Panics

Been bashing this topic around with the professor's next door...

There may be a capstone in this topic if we find the right contrarian.

MORAL PANICS: Culture, Politics, and Social Construction 
The Political Construction of Collective Insecurity: From Moral Panic to Blame Avoidance and Organized Irresponsibility 

These are the only one I've read so far.  No telling when I’ll get to the rest.  I still have several gigs of unread papers collected while researching my Master's...

A Field Guide to Social Construction

Beck's Sociology of Risk: A Critical Assessment

Critical Theory of World Risk Society: A Cosmopolitan Vision

Daring to Fear: Optimizing the Encounter of Danger through Education

Fear of crime: audit of the literature and community programs volume 1

Functional fear and public insecurities about crime 

Introduction: The Moral Panic Concept

Moral Panic and Social Theory: Beyond the Heuristic 

Moral panic versus the risk society: the implications of the changing sites of social anxiety

Place, social relations and the fear of crime: a review

The Biology of Fear

The Edge and the Center: Gated Communities and the Discourse of Urban Fear

The only thing we have to fear is the ‘culture of fear’ itself


An FTP site?!! I didn't know they still had those. Quell retro!

These are just the result of some rudimentary Google-fu. Haven’t even gone into the academic DBs yet.

Our role in moral panics can be unconscious, accidental, or deliberate. The choice is ours.

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