Moral Panic or Moral Crusade?

Moral Panic or Moral Crusade?

Prof Viv Cree of University of Edinburgh was a recent guest speaker for the Howard League Scotland. Professor Cree illustrated that moral panics about youth culture are not, despite the way they are often portrayed, a modern phenomena. For example, upon its introduction as a new technology, cinema was viewed as a perilous activity in much the same way many people decry the internet and its dangers for young people today. There is also something darker in these bouts of anxiety about young people in the way they become demonized, labelled with derogatory language. Viv's lecture went onto to explore possible interlinked explanations for moral panics
If you missed the lecture but want to find out more, see her power point slides see here: