Booking and call for papers now open for “Moral Panics and the Family” a one-day seminar in Edinburgh on 23rd November 2012

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ESRC funded seminar series “Revisiting Moral Panics:  a critical examination
of 21st century social issues and anxieties”

We live in a world that is increasingly characterised as full of risk,
danger and threat. Every day a new social issue emerges to assail our
sensibilities and consciences. Whether we are academics, researchers, policy
makers, welfare practitioners or simply members of the public, we feel
paralysed as to know how to respond; we do not know what to do and whom to
This seminar series will examine some 21st century social issues and
anxieties through the concept of moral panic. It will bring together
academics, Policy makers, practitioners, journalists and service users to
debate and discuss the place of moral panics in policy and practice today.


Booking and call for papers is now open for the first seminar MORAL PANICS
AND THE FAMILY, a one-day seminar in Edinburgh on 23rd November 2012.



Professor Chas Chritcher, Swansea University.  His main research interest is
the sociology of culture, with particular emphasis on moral panics and the
media.  His current research engages with comparisons of moral panics across
nations and deploys and tests models of moral panics against a range of
examples including AIDS, rave/ecstasy, video nasties, child abuse and
Co-author in 1978 of Policing the Crisis, Mugging, the State and Law and

Professor Erich Goode, University of Maryland

Professor Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Hebrew University, Jerusalem Co-author in 1994
of Moral Panics the Social Construction of Deviance

Professor Angela McRobbie, Goldsmiths University of London Author in 1989 of
Zoot Suits and Second-Hand Dresses and many other books on feminism and
cultural studies


Venue:  The John MacIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh
Cost: £40

Further details and booking:

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