notes 4/22/2009

notes 4/22/2009 - When we would think to have a strong...

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When we would think to have a strong public backlash for marijuana, there was conflict Moral panic - intense public concern over social problem but they don’t threaten them. Stanley Cohen - Folk Devils and Moral panics (1972) - introduced moral panic. Focused on reactions of media and public law enforcement of violent skirmishes between british gangs. Conflict between self-identified mods vs. Self-identified rockers. Argues that as a result of this fairly minor conflict between these 2 groups, there was a great overreaction by British government, media, and public. Far out of proportion to actual problem --> moral panic. Not about the skirmishes but panicked over something broader. Rising public concern over something that is a folly Drug Use Gangs Muggings Public abuse Teen sexting -- inappropriate texts/pictures to other students. Moral panic because it’s not going to corrupt society or inhibit their sexual development. Witchcraft trials - public was panicked over the fact they were independent women.
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