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Table of Contents

Publisher's Acknowledgements
Series Editor's Foreword
1 Introduction: More Questions than AnswersPart I: Models
2 Deviance and Panics
3 The Changing Shape of Panics
4 Moral Panics: An Introduction
5 The History and Meaning of the ConceptPart II: Cases
6 AIDS: The Intellectual Agenda
7 Satanism: Myth and Reality in a Contemporary Moral Panic
8 Moral Panic as Ideology: Drugs, Violence, Race and Punishment in America
9 Panic at the Port
10 The Ultimate Neighbour from Hell? Stranger Danger and the Media Framing of Paedophilia
11 Children at Risk: Legal and Societal Perceptions of the Potential Threat that the Possession of Child Pornography Poses to Society
12 Detention of Asylum Seekers in the UK and US: Deciphering Noisy and Quiet Constructions
13 The Discourse of the Press and Press of Discourse: Constructing the Drug Problem in the Russian MediaPart III: Themes
14 Rhetoric in Claims about Missing Children
15 Fear of Crime: Read all about it? The Relationship between Newspaper Crime Reporting and Fear of Crime
16 The Impact of Key Events on the Presentation of Reality
17 The Lens of FearPart IV: Critiques and Developments
18 AIDS, 'Moral Panic' Theory and Homophobia
19 Re-thinking 'Moral Panic' for Multi-Mediated Social Worlds
20 Another Look at Moral Panics: The Case of Satanic Day Care Centres
21 Moral Panic Versus the Risk Society: The Implications of the Changing Sites of Social Anxiety
22 Risk and Panic in Late Modernity: Implications of the Converging Sites of Social AnxietyIndex

About the Author

Chas Critcher is Professor of Communications at Sheffield Hallam University. He has a distinguished publishing record including work in sociology and leisure studies. Chas is author of Moral Panics and the Media, published by Open University Press in 2003.

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