ESRC Moral Panic Seminar Series Blog

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Abstract

We live in a world that is increasingly characterised as full of risk, danger and threat. Every day a new social issue emerges to assail our sensibilities and consciences. Whether we are academics, researchers, policy makers, welfare practitioners or simply members of the public, we feel paralysed as to know how to respond; we do not know what to do and whom to trust.

This seminar series, sponsored by the UK’s Economic Social and Research Council (ESRC) is examining some 21st century social issues and anxieties through the concept of moral panic. It is bringing together academics, policy makers, practitioners, journalists and service users to debate and discuss the place of moral panics in policy and practice today at seminars in Edinburgh (November 2012), Bath (May 2013) and November (Cardiff 2013). A fourth seminar has been added in Glasgow (May 2014), because of the high levels of interest in the series.

To coincide with the seminar series, contributors to the series and others are writing blogs (published here) and peer reviewed journal articles. All journal publications can be accessed from our seminar series website.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • moral panic

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