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Youth, Popular Culture and Moral Panics: Penny Gaffs to Gangsta Rap, 1830-1996

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This book sets out to show that modern-day fears about the supposed moral threat posed to the young by violent movies or interactive computer games have their roots in nineteenth-century anxieties about the ill effects of popular forms of amusement on the "children of the lower classes." These concerns stretch in an almost unbroken line through successive "moral panics" in ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published June 12th 1999 by Palgrave Macmillan
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