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Moral panic in Eastern Europe

While preparing myself for a new research project I came across literature about moral panic. The concept was first coined by Stanley Cohen in early 1970s to describe and analyse the reaction of British media and wider public to the disturbances caused by the members of the youth subcultures. 1,020 more words

The Election of Mr D. Trump

Chomsky in 2010:

“The United States is extremely lucky that no honest, charismatic figure has arisen. Every charismatic figure is such an obvious crook that he destroys himself, like McCarthy or Nixon or the evangelist preachers. 182 more words


Pokemon Go discussion review

Report of the Pokémon Go Round Table discussion and how the participants defined the media?

Unless you have been living under a rock, you can’t help notice the gaming sensation sweeping the world that is Pokémon Go. 562 more words


Essay: The Punk Movement in the Realms of Subculture, Fashion, and Style

Style and fashion play important roles in distinguishing one social group from another and from the rest of society, and are vital in giving individuals and groups both a sense of belonging and of being unique. 3,559 more words


10th Anniversary of OII’s DPhil in Information, Communication & the Social Sciences

It was a real honour today to speak with some of the alumni (a new word for Oxford) of the Oxford Internet Institute’s DPhil programme. A number came together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the DPhil. 735 more words


Clown Hysteria in the Cycle of Moral Panic

by Matthew Chase

In the true spirit of Halloween, the sensationalized hysteria around the recent “creepy clown” sightings happening across the United States have been reaching new heights. 1,137 more words

Crime And Deviance

The moral panic over Trump's lewd remarks reveals much about us.

Summary: Here is another chapter exploring the oddity of our Anything But Issues presidential campaign. The re-release of Trump’s lewd remarks from 2005 ignited a moral panic (a too common event in modern America). 1,411 more words