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Sociology of Leisure: Moral panics RLO


Sociology of Leisure: Moral panics RLO

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This RLO is part of "Sociology of Leisure" course. The module discusses some major features of current leisure patterns, but these activities are also central to modern life itself and thus have interests for sociologists. The RLO summarises different approaches to this concept, which offered a way to understand how ‘social opinion’ is mobilised in the media to generate moral campaigns. The concept is associated with some central sociological work on ‘societal reaction’ approaches to... More
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Date Added to MERLOT: April 19, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 21, 2011
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Keywords: xerte, CSAPOER, UKOER, sociology, RLO, moral panics, leisure, sociology of leisure



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3 years ago

michael miller (Faculty)

A series of slides that address the conceptual suitability of "moral panic" to how popular media has framed youth movements, particularly those construed by elites as threatening.  Suggests that the concept should be revised to incorporate the ability of "deviant" groups to impose their own definitions of reality through online media creation.  Includes hyperlinks to additional readings, including Marxist interpretations, by other scholars.

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