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

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 trust.

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 Friday 23rd November 2012.
Call for papers closes on 15th September 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 paedophilia. Co-author in 1978 of Policing the Crisis, Mugging, the State and Law and Order.

Professor Erich Goode, University of Maryland

Professor Ben-Yehuda Nachman, Hebrew University, Jerusalem Co-authors 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
Delegate Fee: £40 with subsidised places @ £20.00 (restricted numbers)

Further details and booking:

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