Folk Devils and Moral Panics: Creation of Mods and Rockers Paperback – 19 Dec 2002
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""Stan Cohen's Folk Devils and Moral Panics' was a brilliant and subtle exercise in "grounded theory." It has proved consistently fertile for a great deal of new work in sociological analysis the thirty years since its first publication and its critical idea of "moral panics" proved to be generative for a wide variety of scholars and research fields. In the new introduction to the third edition, an original piece of reflection on the vicarious pathways of its appropriation, and a wonderful reprise of its uses and abuses, Stan Cohen gently but steadily guides us back to its original illuminating intellectual core." Stuart Hall, Emeritus Professor, The Open University."
About the Author
Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
The new introduction for the third edition is also an excellent review of some of the moral panics of the last few years.
The writing is not a awfully dense as many other sociology texts and provides an interesting and enjoyable read.
His observations are succinct and extremely insightful. A master of modern criminology indeed.
As a sociology book it is VERY easy reading (couple of hours before going to bed).
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I'm a Criminology student, and wow has this book come in handy. Not only has it helped me with plenty of essays, but (I never thought I'd say this) it is an enjoyable read too. Read morePublished on 22 May 2013 by Ems
Dreadful hippy view of a scene that is alive and well and celebrated by many of the original Rockers and Mods and new adherents to the scene Cohen should have got out more read... Read morePublished on 21 April 2013 by Ginger B