The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time
The story goes that the arrival of hops to the brewing scene in England in the 1500's led to a moral panic. Hops were condemned as a "wicked and pernicious weed", one which would lead to the erosion of social and moral standards. Thank goodness they were right. Here's hoping that our homage to the original pernicious weed continues this gradual decline.
The arrival of hops to the brewing scene in England in the 1500s led to a moral panic, hops were described as "a Wicked, & Pernicious Weed", feared to bring the downfall of civilized society. Thankfully, they were right.
Marilyn Manson and Moral Panic: Marilyn Manson is often negatively represented in the mainstream media as he is perceived as deviant due to his use of style – black clothing and heavy makeup and satanic worshiping song lyrics. Due to this use of style and his appearance, Marilyn Manson was perceived as a threat to wider society’s values, which meant a moral panic occurred.
Moral Panics in the Contemporary World represents the best current theoretical and empirical work on the topic, taken from the international conference on moral panics held at Brunel University. The range of contributors, from established scholars to emerging ones in the field, and from a working journalist as well, helps to cover a wide range of moral panics, both old and new, and extend the geographical scope of moral panic analysis to previously underrepresented areas. Designed from the…