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Folk Devils and Moral Panics: The Creation of the Mods and Rockers

Cohen, Stanley

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell, London, 1980
ISBN 10: 0855203234 / ISBN 13: 9780855203238
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Titel: Folk Devils and Moral Panics: The Creation ...

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1980

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Acceptable

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Hardcover in acceptable condition. No jacket. Ex-library. Several marks and scores on boards. Shelflabel on spine. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are worn, bumped and nicked. Page block is marked. Library pocket residue on front pastedown. Library labels and pen on FEP. Library stamps on FEP, copyright page and a few further points. Pen and pencil notes, underlining and stains on some pages. Spine is cocked. Binding remains intact, contents are clear. AM. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 438895

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Inhaltsangabe: Stanley Cohen's study of Mods and Rockers in the 1960s was a foundational text both in terms of investigating the workings of subcultural groups and identifying the concept of a 'moral panic' generated by the media, which leads to groups being vilified in the popular imagination, and inhibits rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. The insights Cohen provides into subculture and mass morality are as relevant today as they were when the book was originally published in 1972, as illustrated by the author's introduction for this new edition, in which he tracks moral panics over the last thirty years, commenting on the demonization of young offenders and asylum seekers and on the News of the World's 'name and shame' campaign against paedophiles.
Revisiting the theory of moral panic and exploring the way in which the concept has been used, this new edition features a select bibliography of key texts for further reading. The third edition of Folk Devils and Moral Panics makes available a valuable and widely recommended text.

Inhaltsangabe: A classic sociology book of the 1970s, this book offers an account of the social reaction to deviant behaviour, using a detailed case study of the Mods and Rockers phenomenon which hit Britain in the 1960s, but also paying attention to the general processes which generated other "folk devils" such as Teddy Boys, Hell's Angels, football hooligans, skinheads and punks. The book's conclusion is as applicable today as it was when first published: "More moral panics will be generated and other, as yet nameless, folk devils will be created ...our society as presently structured will continue to generate problems for some of its members - like working class adolescents - and then condemn whatever solution these groups find."

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