Moral panic

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What is moral panic?
media-generated mass movement based on the perception that an individual, group, community, or culture is dangerously deviant and poses a menace to society
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Who came up with moral panic?
1972 by Stanley Cohen
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What is GIROUX THEORY?(moral panic)
Giroux argues that in media representations youth becomes an 'empty category‘Media representations of young people are constructed by adults. Because of this they reflect adults concerns, anxieties and needs
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what does John Fiske say about moral panic
It is important to understand this in general terms when dealing with Violence & the Media, as so much of the media coverage of violence takes the form of a clearly defined moral panic, although the panics do not so often lead to legislation. What th
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What does David buckingham say about moral panics?
that the media is a scapegoat for the social ills of society
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What is a video nastie?
viewing of feature films. Initially video was not regulated at all. Videos could be watched at home and children, it was feared, could easily get hold of them. The ensuing campaign (or moral panic) led to new legislation
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What law came about because of the video nastie?
The Video Recordings Act 1984. Meaning all videos should be regulated
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Who is Mary Whitehouse and what did she do?
Battle for the quality of our culture, wanted laws against the video nasties
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Name a copycat killing to do with Childs play 3
In 1993 the murder of two-year-old Jamie Bulger by two ten-year-old boys created a new panic. The judge's summing up linked the murder to the viewing of violent video and the press named and vilified the horror film 'Child's Play 3'.
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How can it be shown that the 'copy cat' killing wasnt because of childs play 3
The father rented the video, and it was never proven that the boys actually watched the film
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What did James Fernan say about the cool violence films
drip, drip, drip' effect of designer violence...
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