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Unformatted text preview: Sociology 360 Class Notes September 2, 2010 Strategy Used • Bad/good parent • Devil/sin • Plays on pre-existing concerns/fears • Plays on unknown – example: children/future PANIC TIMING/TRIGGER DENOUNMENT Sexual abuse/ Women in the labor force Lack of evidence Satanic worship Fear of demonic influences More regulations Political shift Symbolic Highly publicized Technological shift Zero-tolerance policy School shootings Political environment More technology (new panic) Shows – cops/teen violence Sexting Entertainment industry Growing hostility to a lot of people Peace time Who does not benefit from moral panic? • Folk devils • Working moms • Day care • Kids who play video games...
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2010 for the course SOCI 350 taught by Professor Sternheimer during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07