Cohen - Folk Devils and Moral Panics

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1. How was the moral panic created?

  • 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
  • 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 right with society, They support norms so people love them
  • By Arceus of Corsula! :P
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2. What are more modern moral panics about?

  • Young people being deviant and as Critcher says also animal abuse and sexual films affecting young viewers
  • Young people being deviant and as Critcher says also child abuse and violent films affecting young viewers
  • Old people being deviant and as Critcher says also child abuse and violent films affecting young viewers
  • Kalos sexualisation, Game corner addiction, lemonade prices

3. What was the moral panic study about?

  • Mods and Rockers in the 1960's
  • Mods and Teddyboys in the 1970's
  • Mods and Punks in the 1980's
  • Otakus and Furries in the 2000'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. What is the deviancy amplification spiral?

  • It goes around and around like a Poliwhirls tummy :)
  • Media coverage leads to some public concern about groups, police make more arrests, media report more deviance, young people stop identifying with one group
  • Media coverage leads to large public concern about groups, police make more arrests, media report more deviance, young people identify with one group
  • Media coverage leads to large public concern about groups, police make less arrests, media report less deviance, young people identify with one group

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