Cohen - Folk Devils and Moral Panics

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1. What are more modern moral panics about?

  • Kalos sexualisation, Game corner addiction, lemonade prices
  • Young people being deviant and as Critcher says also child abuse and violent films affecting young viewers
  • Young people being deviant and as Critcher says also animal abuse and sexual films affecting young viewers
  • Old people being deviant and as Critcher says also child abuse and violent films affecting young viewers
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2. How was the moral panic created?

  • By Arceus of Corsula! :P
  • Reaction of the media labels the group as folk devils, they become symbols of whats right with society, They support norms so people love them
  • Reaction of the media labels the group as folk devils, they become symbols of whats wrong with society, They challenge norms so people hate them
  • Reaction of the media labels the group as folk devils, they become symbols of whats wrong with society, They challenge norms so people love them

3. What was the moral panic study about?

  • Otakus and Furries in the 2000's
  • Mods and Rockers in the 1960's
  • Mods and Punks in the 1980's
  • Mods and Teddyboys in the 1970's

4. What may the media's reaction to deviance lead to?

  • Deviancy amplification spiral, moral panic and more authoritarian forms of control
  • Alergic reactions and dog leads
  • Deviancy amplification spiral, moral panic and less authoritarian forms of control
  • Deviancy amplification spiral, immoral panic and more authoritarian forms of control

5. How did the media represent it and was it accurate?

  • Trainers and Rangers being distortion world bent on destruction and there was serious Pokemon Battles with caused vandalism
  • As Mods and Rockers being heaven bent on construction though there was little serious violence or vandalism, most young people there didn't identify with either group
  • As Mods and Rockers being hell bent on destruction though there was little serious violence or vandalism, most young people there didn't identify with either group
  • As Mods and Rockers being hell bent on destruction though there was little serious violence or vandalism, most young people could identify with one group

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